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** Lunar New Year **

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*Lunar New Year* is the first day of a secular, sacred, or other year whose
months are coordinated by the cycles of the moon. The whole year may
account to a purely lunar calendar, which is not coordinated to a solar
calendar (and, thus, may progress or retrogress through the solar year by
comparison to it, depending on whether the lunar calendar has more or fewer
than 13 months); or the year may account to a lunisolar calendar, whose
months coordinate to the cycles of the moon but whose length is
periodically adjusted to keep it relatively in sync with the solar year -
typically by adding an intercalary month, when needed.

*Celebrations[edit]*

The following East and Central Asian Lunar New Year celebrations are, or
were historically, based on the traditional Chinese lunisolar calendar
(occurring in late January or February)

· Chinese New Year
· Japanese New Year (prior to 1873)
· Korean New Year /(Seollal)/^[1]
· Mongolian New Year /(Tsagaan Sar)/
· Tibetan New Year /(Losar)/


Source: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lunar_New_Year

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