The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi has greeted people of China, Korea, Mongolia and Vietnam, on the Lunar New Year Celebrations.
"A very Happy New Year to Chinese friends around the world. May the Year of the Monkey bring joy and prosperity in your lives.
Dear Korean friends, Seollal greetings to you all. Have a great year ahead.
To the wonderful people of Mongolia, Happy Tsagaan Sar. Praying for a year filled with joy, good health and prosperity.
T?t greetings to the people of Vietnam. May this year be full of joy and prosperity", the Prime Minister tweeted.
About Lunar New Year
Lunar New Year is the first day of a secular, sacred, or other year whose months are coordinated by the cycles of the moon. The whole year may account to a purely lunar calendar, which is not coordinated to a solar calendar (and, thus, may progress or retrogress through the solar year by comparison to it, depending on whether the lunar calendar has more or fewer than 13 months); or the year may account to a lunisolar calendar, whose months coordinate to the cycles of the moon but whose length is periodically adjusted to keep it relatively in sync with the solar year - typically by adding an intercalary month, when needed.