Lunar New Year Dates
Types of lunar calendars observed around the world
2018 and 2019 dates
There are three main types of lunar calendars: lunar-sidereal, the pure lunar and the lunisolar.
As you can see from the table below, there are many lunar calendars with different cycles.
|Chinese New Year's Eve||16th Feb||5th Feb|
|Vietnam: Tet Eve||16th Feb||5th Feb|
|Korea: Seollal Eve||16th Feb||5th Feb|
|Mongolia: Bituun Eve||16th Feb||5th Feb|
|Tibet: Losar Eve||16th Feb||5th Feb|
|Bali: Hari Raya Nyepi Tahrun Baru Saka||17th Mar||6th Mar|
|Hindu: Ugadi and Gudi Patwa||18th Mar||6th Apr|
|Punjabi New Year||14th Apr||14th Apr|
|Sikh New Year||14th Apr||14th Apr|
|Tamil New Year||14th Apr||14th Apr|
|Thailand: Songkran||13th Apr||13th Apr|
|Nepali New Year||14th Apr||14th Apr|
|Parsi New Year||17th Aug||17th Aug|
|Moslem: Al Hijra||11th Sep||31st Aug|
|Israel: Rosh Hashana||9th Sep||29th Sep|
|Diwali||7th Nov||27th Oct|
|Gujurat New Year||8th Nov||28th Oct|
Check Moon Time app nearer to one of these 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.