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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.


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)/


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