lunar calendar


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lunar calendar

(loo -ner) See lunar year; calendar.
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In the Gaddafi era all Islamic religious occasions were fraught with nerves, because the Lunar calendar is all about watching when the crescent of the moon is visible in the sky.
Scheduling campaign events according to the lunar calendar is politically expedient then, especially during a tight campaign.
Al-Ghamdhi added that he doesn't sell gold on installment when the Arabic lunar calendar is approaching a new year.
Because the Islamic calendar is a lunar calendar, eleven days shorter than the Gregorian calendar used in the Western world, the Gregorian date of the Hajj changes from year to year.
It occurs in the month of Dhul Hijjah which is the twelfth month of the Islamic lunar calendar.
The exact dates of the start and the end of Ramadan depend on the sighting of the new moon as many Muslim countries reject using astronomical calculation for the Muslim lunar calendar.
He theorizes that Jesus employed an age-old Jewish calendar--perhaps dating back to the Exodus from Egypt--rather than the official lunar calendar popular at the time.
of the lunar calendar every year, this traditional festival is celebrated in Taijiang, Guizhou.
The Chinese lunar calendar follows 12 years, each named after an animal - the rat, ox, tiger, hare, dragon, snake, horse, ram, monkey, rooster, dog and pig.
While most of Asia remains faithful to the Chinese lunar calendar to mark the New Year, Japan ushers it in according to the Western calendar.
Symbolizing the phases of the Stoney lunar calendar moon, the 12-tipi circle reflects a significant aspect of the Stoney Nakoda culture.