Thursday, February 19, 2015

Happy Chinese New Year!

Assalamualaikum and Happy Chinese New Year to all my Chinese friends! 

And if you are like my daughter, wondering what are the other new year celebration around the world, maybe this list helps: 

1- Muslim New Year, 1st Muharram, known as Maal Hijrah
2- Gregorian New Year, 1st January
3- Tamil New Year, known as Chittirai Puttandu 
4- Chinese New Year/ Lunar New Year, beginning of spring 
5- Sikh New Year, known as Vaisakhi 
6- Vietnamese New Year, usually celebrated on the same day as CNY as they use the same calendar 
7- Tibetan New Year, known as Losar, celebrated from Jan- March, 
8- Iranian New Year, known as Nowruz, also celebrated widely across Central Asian countries known as Naw-Ruz
9- Balinese New Year, based on Saka Calendar, known as Nyepi 
10- Jewish New Year, known as Rosh Hashanah 

Source: Wikipedia

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