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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:


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

These "South and Southeast Asian New Year celebrations are, or were historically, observed according to the local lunisolar calendars. They are influenced by Indian (Indic) tradition (occurring in late March or early April):

Lunar New Year celebrations that originated in "Western Asia fall on other days:

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  1. ^ DuBois, Jill (2004). Korea. Volume 7 of Cultures of the world (illustrated, revised ed.). Marshall Cavendish. p. 114. "ISBN "978-0761417866. Retrieved 2015-02-19. 
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