Calendar and New Year
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Abstract: This entry sets out the different principles by which calendars are governed, giving examples of lunar and solar calendars and a history of the current international Gregorian calendar. The …

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Leofranc Holford-Strevens, “Calendar and New Year”, in: Vocabulary for the Study of Religion, General Editors Robert A. Segal, Kocku Von Stuckrad. Consulted online on 23 March 2018 <>
First published online: 2016

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