Republic of China calendar

The Republic of China calendar (Chinese: 中華民國曆) or Minguo calendar (Chinese: 民國紀年) is one of the calendars used in Taiwan. The calendar uses 1912, the year of the establishment of the Republic of China (ROC), as the first year. The term "minguo" simply means "republic" (traditional Chinese: 民國; simplified Chinese: 民国; pinyin: Mínguó; lit. 'People's State'). The ROC calendar follows the tradition of using the sovereign's era name and year of reign, as did previous Chinese dynasties. Months and days are numbered according to the Gregorian calendar. The ROC calendar has been in wide use in the ROC since 1912, including in early official documents.

Date and time notation in the Republic of China [refresh]
Gregorian full date2022年5月17日
Gregorian all-numeric date2022-05-17
2022/05/17
ROC calendar111-05-17
111.05.17
National Standard Time of Taiwan02:24
上午 2:24
Republic of China calendar
Traditional Chinese民國紀年(中華民國曆)
Simplified Chinese民国纪年(中华民国历)
Literal meaningRepublic[an] year numbering system (Republic of China calendar)
A calendar that commemorates the first year of the Republic of China as well as the election of Sun Yat-sen as the provisional President.

The ROC calendar is the official calendar used in Taiwan since 1945, and also adopted by Overseas Chinese and Taiwanese communities. Chorographies and historical research published in mainland China covering the period between 1912 and 1949 also use the ROC calendar.[1]


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