Definition of lunar year in English:

lunar year


  • A period of twelve lunar months (approximately 354 days)

    • ‘The first and fifteenth of every month in the twelve month lunar year are also important occasions for rites to ancestors, spirits, and Buddhist deities.’
    • ‘It may be useful to note, first of all, that the Muslim year is a lunar year of twelve months, that is, about ten days short of a solar year.’
    • ‘Wind-dried sausages, smoky bacon and salted meats are traditionally made in southwestern China in the last month of the lunar year, and served up on the New Year dinner table.’
    • ‘He explained that on the 26th day of the final month of the lunar year, the gods go to heaven to report to the King of the gods on people's behavior on earth.’
    • ‘In fact, some peoples still prefer lunar years to solar years.’
    • ‘If prophecy held, the children born under the seventh moon of the lunar year would be the generation to right old wrongs.’
    • ‘The lunar year is approximately 354 days long, so the months rotate backward through the seasons and are not fixed to the Gregorian calendar.’
    • ‘In marking off days and lunations on lengths of dowel, the eleven day disparity between the solar year and the lunar year is found directly.’
    • ‘It is celebrated at the beginning of the lunar year, usually in April.’
    • ‘The Islamic lunar year is thus 10 or 11 days short of a solar year, and the calendar slips through the seasons on a cycle of almost 34 years.’
    • ‘Like the Western calendar, The Chinese Lunar Calendar is a yearly one, with the start of the lunar year being based on the cycles of the moon.’
    • ‘Callippus made accurate determinations of the lengths of the seasons and constructed a 76 year cycle comprising 940 months to harmonise the solar and lunar years which was adopted in 330 BC and used by all later astronomers.’
    • ‘Tonight as you go about your Friday night escapades and ponder the absence of the moon, know that it is the first new moon of the new lunar year and the second day of the year of the Monkey, according to the Asian zodiac.’
    • ‘Some people also believed that Plutus' birthday was July 22 of the lunar year and they sacrificed to him on that day in the hope of becoming rich.’
    • ‘Not only decorative, it was hung in the palace during the first month of the lunar year to help usher in spring.’
    • ‘The Vietnamese celebrate the new lunar year with a week off of work and school.’
    • ‘This sea worm regularly appears once or twice within a given period of the lunar year and is therefore associated by many societies with other meteorological and celestial fluctuations.’
    • ‘This is why in the second month of every lunar year, thousands of people pray and offer sacrifices to her in search of love and fertility.’
    • ‘For them, it comes a month later - on the first new moon day of the lunar year, which they follow.’