Lunar New Year Dates

Types of lunar calendars observed around the world

2020 and 2019 dates

There are three main types of lunar calendars: lunar-sidereal, the pure lunar and the lunisolar.

Chinese New Year

As you can see from the table below, there are many lunar calendars with different cycles.

Check Moon Time app nearer to one of the New Year start dates and observe the moon phase leading up to that day. You will find that some New Years begin with a full moon whereas others begin with a new moon or even a half moon.

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