Lunar New Year

Lunar New Year (abbreviated as "LNY") refers to the beginning of the year in several calendars, based on a lunar calendar or a lunisolar calendar.

These new year celebrations sometimes fall on or near the same day of the Gregorian year:

  • Chinese New Year
  • Japanese New Year (before 1873)
  • Korean New Year (Seol-nal)
  • Mongolian New Year
  • Tibetan New Year
  • Vietnamese New Year (Tết)

These celebrations fall on other days:

  • Burmese New Year (Thingyan): Lunisolar new year falls in April; similar to Cambodian, Lao, Sri Lankan and Thai new years
  • Cambodian New Year, similar to Burmese, Lao, Sri Lankan and Thai
  • Islamic New Year
  • Jewish New Year, in the Jewish tradition, begins at sundown at the end of the 29th day of the month of Elul
  • Lao New Year, similar to Burmese, Cambodian, Sri Lankan and Thai
  • Sinhala and Tamil New Year, similar to Burmese, Cambodian, Lao, and Thai
  • Thai New Year (Songkran), similar to Burmese, Cambodian, Lao and Sri Lankan
  • Ugadi and Gudi Padwa, Lunisolar New Year's Day for the Deccan people of India

Famous quotes containing the words year and/or lunar:

    And year by year our memory fades
    From all the circle of the hills.
    Alfred Tennyson (1809–1892)

    A bird half wakened in the lunar noon
    Sang halfway through its little inborn tune.
    Robert Frost (1874–1963)