Definitions

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  • n. The first few days of a calendar year.
  • n. In particular, January 1 in the Julian and Gregorian calendar and the days following.

Etymologies

new + year (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The San Francisco Chinese Chamber of Commerce further legitimized the concept of Miss Chinatown when it established the pageant as part of its Chinese New Year celebrations in 1954.

    American Chinatown

  • On a visit I made to Las Vegas during Chinese New Year in 2008, I stayed at The Venetian; the room keycards were gleaming red and gold plastic, and depicted the Chinese character for “rat,” to honor the Year of the Rat.

    American Chinatown

  • New Year of 1789 dawned clear and fine; the convicts were given a half-day off work and a quarter-pint of rum.

    Morgan’s Run

  • CRYSTAL WAS INVITED to appear at a number of Las Vegas events—she and her court of four princesses visited the mayor and also presided over the Chinese New Year celebrations in Chinatown that year, where she performed onstage with several of her young music pupils, and though she missed the deadline for the 2003 national pageant, she went on to compete for Miss Chinatown U.S.A. in San Francisco the following year.

    American Chinatown

  • At Chinese New Year celebrations, weddings, or business openings in the United States, elegantly leaping lions typically perform in the popular Southern Lion Dance style; the kinetic, physically demanding practice involves a lot of jumping and balancing, and relies on a foundation of martial arts.

    American Chinatown

  • According to an omnibus survey conducted by StrategyOne® on behalf of Pepsi, four out of five Millennials are hopeful about the future as the New Year approaches, and nearly all surveyed 95% agree that it is important for them to maintain a positive outlook on life.

    Chuck Klosterman on Media and Culture

  • It was a hootenanny combined with Oktoberfest with an office party with a safe return from thirteen months in the land of bad things with a Chinese New Year with a hoedown with a rock concert and, oh yeah, the VJ-Day feeling his old man must have had after surviving—if barely—five invasions on five islands across the Pacific.

    A Bob Lee Swagger eBook Boxed Set

  • It was probably here that the Persian New Year ceremony was celebrated annually on the spring equinox, when gifts were given and the king confirmed as the earthly representative of the great god Ahuramazda.

    Alexander the Great

  • I CHECKED IN with Crystal shortly after the arrival of Chinese New Year 4706—the Year of the Rat, in February 2008.

    American Chinatown

  • BY EMILIE POULSSON [ADAPTED] Two little boys were at play one day when a Fairy suddenly appeared before them and said: "I have been sent to give you New Year presents."

    Good Stories for Great Holidays

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