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This tag refers to any image relating to celebration of the first day of the new year on the Gregorian calendar. It's become a tradition for many Japanese artists to celebrate the new year by drawing girls clad in expensive kimono, eating zouni soup, carrying hamaya (a Shinto ward against evil and bad luck) and playing hanetsuki.

Many artists also pay tribute to the Chinese_zodiac (en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chinese_zodiac) by incorporating whatever animal corresponds to the year. 2011 was the year of the rabbit (bunny), 2012 was the year of the dragon, 2013 was the year of the snake, 2014 was the year of the horse, 2015 was the year of the goat (sometimes also called year of the sheep), 2016 was the year of the monkey, 2017 was the year of the rooster, 2018 was the year of the dog, 2019 was the year of the pig, 2020 was the year of the rat (mouse), 2021 was the year of the ox, 2022 was the year of the tiger. The current year, 2023, is again the year of the rabbit.
It should be noted that the Chinese new year is not on January 1 of the Gregorian calendar, but instead varies from one year to the next (falling in either late January or early February). The year of the horse, for example, begins January 31, 2014. Despite this, images utilizing the animal of an upcoming Chinese New Year tend to begin appearing around January 1, as Japan uses the same zodiac but does not use the Chinese Lunar calendar.

The typical way of telling if an image is celebrating the New Year is by the phrase 謹賀新年 (kinga shinnen, literally "happy new year") or by one or both of the more traditional greeting exchanges (shortened as akeome and kotoyoro). It is also common for New Year images to include "Happy New Year" in English text, and/or the number of the year. Text indicating a new year related image may also be absent from the image itself but present in Pixiv tags/artist commentary, website text, etc.

List of Chinese zodiac years
year_of_the_rat
year_of_the_ox
year_of_the_tiger
year_of_the_rabbit
year_of_the_dragon
year_of_the_snake
year_of_the_horse
year_of_the_goat
year_of_the_monkey
year_of_the_rooster
year_of_the_dog
year_of_the_pig

See also:
akeome
kotoyoro
kadomatsu
shimekazari
hatsumoude
happy_new_year
kagami_mochi
chinese_new_year
Tag_Group:Holidays_and_celebrations
Tag_Group:Year_tags



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Last updated: 01/04/23 9:15 PM by exaugens
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