黃道吉日

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Chinese[edit]

ecliptic first day of a lunar month; auspicious day
trad. (黃道吉日) 黃道 吉日
simp. (黄道吉日) 黄道 吉日

Etymology[edit]

This traces back to the days when people superstitiously believed that the point the Earth is at on its orbit around the sun has an effect on how auspicious a given day in the lunar calendar would turn out. This would influence when people would go travelling, get married, open a business and etc. Literally: "the Earth orbit around the sun and auspicious day"

Pronunciation[edit]


Noun[edit]

黃道吉日

  1. (idiomatic) an auspicious day in the lunar calendar on which a certain activity such as marriage is favoured.