These are only a few of Asia’s new year holidays; many other Asian countries and cultures also have distinctive festivals to welcome the new year. One of the pleasures of traveling in Asia is that the new year can be celebrated on so many days, and in so many different ways. Lunar New Year is the beginning of a calendar year whose months are coordinated by the cycles of the moon.The relevant calendar may be a purely lunar calendar or a lunisolar calendar.. Celebrations. The following East Asian and Southeast Asian Lunar New Year celebrations are, or were, based on the traditional Chinese lunisolar calendar (occurring in late January or early February).
Chinese New Year is a major holiday in Greater China and has strongly influenced lunar new year celebrations of China's neighbouring cultures, including the Korean New Year (seol), the Tết of Vietnam, and the Losar of Tibet.2019 date: Tuesday, 5 February, Pig. Celebrations on lunar New Year's Day can be dated back to the ancient worship of heaven and earth. Over the centuries new traditions were added and celebrations became more entertainment-orientated. Read more on Chinese New Year History. In 1967 food was rationed, and there was no money! Greetings were full of Communist fervor.Author: Gavin.
The New Year in Laos - known as Bun Pi Mai - is almost as splashy as the celebrations over in neighboring Thailand, but getting soaked in Laos is a more gentle process than in Bangkok. Bun Pi Mai takes place over three days, during which (the Lao believe) the old spirit of Songkran leaves this plane, making way for a new one. Korean New Year's celebrations begin with everyone wearing traditional dress (hanbok). Since the Korean focus is on starting the New Year by reconnecting with family and ancestors, the most ceremonial ritual on New Year's Day is seh bae (a deep bow to the floor).