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Happy Lunar New Year!

In Korean it’s say hay boke mani padusayo.  Happy New Year!

Read more below (from Wikipedia):

Lunar New Year refers to the beginning of the year in several calendars. It is commonly assumed that they are all based on a lunar calendar, although some are actually based on a lunisolar calendar.

These new year celebrations sometimes fall on or near the same day of the Gregorian year:

* Chinese New Year
* Japanese New Year (before 1873)
* Korean New Year (Seollal)
* Tết, Vietnamese New Year
* Losar, Tibetan New Year
* Tsagaan Sar, Mongolian lunisolar new year

Chinese New Year, Lunar New Year, or Spring Festival is the most important of the traditional Chinese holidays. It is commonly called “Lunar New Year”, because it is based on the lunisolar Chinese calendar. The festival traditionally begins on the first day of the first month (Chinese: 正月; pinyin: zhēng yuè) in the Chinese calendar and ends with Lantern Festival which is on the 15th day. Chinese New Year’s Eve is known as chú xī. It literally means “Year-pass Eve”.

Chinese New Year is the longest and most important festivity in the Chinese Lunar Calendar. The origin of Chinese New Year is itself centuries old and gains significance because of several myths and traditions. Ancient Chinese New Year is a reflection on how the people behaved and what they believed in the most.


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