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Lunar Month

In lunar calendars, a lunar month is the time between two identical syzygies (new moons or full moons). The use of the lunar month varies by which culture has utilized the method, the main difference being when the "new" month begins.

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Tây An Temple - History
... hosts traditional Buddhis festivals on an annual basis, the full moon of the first lunar month, the full moon of the tenth lunar month and the twelfth of the eight ... During these festivals, in addition to the first four lunar months of the year, the temple attracts a large number of pilgrims from all locations ...
Trần Dynasty - History - Downfall
... Tông died on the 15th day of the twelfth lunar month, 1394 at the age of 73 leaving the royal court in the total control of Hồ Quý Ly ... On the full moon of the third lunar month, 1398, under pressure from Hồ Quý Ly, Thuận Tông, had to cede the throne to his three-year-old son Trần An, now Trần Thiếu Đế, and held the title Retired Emperor ... end of the Trần Dynasty came on the 28th day of the second lunar month (Gregorian March 23) 1400, when Hồ Quý Ly decided to overthrow Thiếu Đế and established a new dynasty, the Hồ Dynasty ...
Lunar Month - Terms
... There are several types of lunar month ... Usually the term lunar month refers to the synodic month, because it is the average time between moon phases ... A synodic month is defined as the average time between new moons and has been observed to be 29.53059 days (29 days, 12 hours, 44 minutes, 2.8 seconds) long ...
Akan Calendar - Lunar Month
... The lunar cycle and 28-day month are not carefully observed, except by the coastal Akan who are interested in tides as they affect fishing ... Still, the month is known as bosome ...
Che Kung Miu - Festivals
... are four annual Che Kung Festivals (車公誕) 2nd day of the first lunar month, the most popular, is Che Kung's birthday. 27th day of the third lunar month 6th day of the sixth lunar month 16th day of the eighth lunar month ...

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