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Lunar New Year

This guide provides resources on history, customs, and traditions of Lunar New Year across the East Asia and Southeast Asia.

Lunar New Year

Lunar New Year marks the start of a new lunar calendar. People throughout the world gather and celebrate the new year with families, friends, and communities. The countries that celebrate Lunar New Year are China, Korea, Mongol, Taiwan, Vietnam and more throughout East Asia and Southeast Asia. Each country has a different way of celebrating the Lunar New Year. Also, there are countries that follows their own culturally different calendar in which the start date of the Lunar New Year can be different from other countries.    

Resources in the Spotlight

China (Chunjie)

Korea (Seollal)

Mongol (Tsagaan Sar)

Taiwan (Chunjie)

Vietnam (Tet)

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