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Perspective: Reclaiming My Other New Year

by Julie Pham

(This article was originally published on Northwest Vietnamese News and has been reprinted under an agreement.)

I get to celebrate two New Years annually.

There is Jan. 1, the first day of the Gregorian calendar year. And then there’s Lunar New Year, which falls on the first day of a calendar that follows the cycle of the moon, usually sometime between late January to mid February.

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