Whilst the West – as well as Australia, New Zealand and the Americas – celebrate new year on the 31st December, for much of Asia – particularly China and Vietnam – they celebrate the Luna New Year – known in Vietnam as ‘Tet’ in February.
Since ‘Lunation’ (a full moon) occurs approximately every 29 days, a lunar year is 354 days. So for the people of Vietnam, China and Laos for example, new year has not arrived yet. The 31st of December: just an ordinary day. In Nepal there are several ‘new years’ but that’s another story….