the New Year is the time when a new calendar year begins. Many cultures celebrate the event in different manners and the first day of January is often marked as a national holiday. It is the first day of the civil year in the Gregorian calendar, used by most countries, but there are some countries that celebrate it on other days, for example, The Chines New Year, also known as the Lunar New Year, occurs every year on the new moon in the first lunar month, about the beginning of spring. It can fall anytime between Jan. 21 and Feb. 21. Traditionally, years were marked by one of 12 earthly branches that are represented by an animal. The Korean, Vietnamese the Tibetan also celebrate on other days between January and March. Rosh Hashanah is a two-day celebration, which begins on the first day of Tishrei, that is the first month of the Jewish civil year, but the seventh month of the ecclesiastical year, it usually falls around September.