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The timing of the New Year varies throughout the world. Some civilizations use a lunar calendar, solar calendar, or lunar-solar calendar. (The lunar-solar calender’s months are measured by the new moons in March and September, while the year is measured by the sun.) Others use crops or seasons to tell the year. (1, 2)

Jewish New YearRosh Hashanah Lunar-solar
Chinese New Year Yuan TanLunar-solar
Islamic New YearMuharramLunar
Julian/Gregorian CalenderNew Year’s DaySolar
  1. Alan Blackwood, Holidays and Festivals: New Year,Roark Enterprises Inc., Florida, 1987, pgs 4-5,14,16,18, 28.
  2. Theodor H. Gaster,New Year: Its History, Customs, and Superstitions,Abelhard-Schuman, New York, 1957, p 4-5.

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