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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.

Lunar calendars around the world
Calendar 2018 2019
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
Solar Season & Lunar Cycle Sun Time indicates solar season. Moon Time animates to current lunar phase.

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.

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