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:

    I remember my youth and the feeling that will never come back any more—the feeling that I could last for ever, outlast the sea, the earth, and all men; the deceitful feeling that lures us on to joys, to perils, to love, to vain effort—to death; the triumphant conviction of strength, the heat of life in the handful of dust, the glow in the heart that with every year grows dim, grows cold, grows small, and expires—and expires, too soon, too soon—before life itself.
    Joseph Conrad (1857–1924)

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