Its not 2017 everywhere; Here are 9 countries where the new year is not 2018.

1 4716 in China.

The Chinese calendar is used in Cambodia, Mongolia, Vietnam and other Asian countries. The chronology begins with the date when Emperor Huangdi began his reign in 2637 BC. The calendar is cyclical and based on the astronomical cycles of Jupiter. For 60 years, Jupiter bypasses the Sun 5 times, and this is the 5 elements of the Chinese calendar. One round of Jupiter around the Sun takes 12 years, and these years have their names from animals. 2018 (Gregorian) will be the Year of the Dog.

2 107 in North Korea.

The Juche calendar was used in North Korea on July 8, 1997, along with the chronology of the birth of Christ. Countdown - 1912, the year of birth of Kim Il Sung, the founder of North Korea and the eternal president of the country. His year of birth is year 1; in this calendar there is no year 0. When you write dates, you use both calendars. The Gregorian calendar year is written in parentheses next to the year in accordance with the Juche calendar.

3 2561 in Thailand.

In Thailand, 2018 will be the year 2561. Officially, Thailand lives according to the Buddhist lunar calendar, in which the chronology begins when the Buddha attained nirvana. However, they also use the Gregorian calendar.

4 1439 in Pakistan.

The Islamic calendar is used to determine the timing of religious holidays and as an official calendar in some Muslim countries. The chronology begins with the Hijra, the first emigration of Muslims to Medina (622 AD). The day here begins at sunset, and not at midnight. The beginning of the month is the day when the crescent appears for the first time after the new moon. The duration of the year in the Islamic calendar is 10-11 days less than a solar year.

5 1939 in India.

A single national calendar of India was created not so long ago and was introduced in 1957. It is based on calculations of the Saka era, an ancient chronology widely spread in India and Cambodia. In India, there are other calendars used by different peoples and tribes. Some begin a chronology from the day of Krishna's death (3102 BC); Others date from the rise of Vikram to power in 57; the third group, according to the Buddhist calendar, begins the chronology from the date of the death of Gautama Buddha (543 AD).

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6 2011 in Ethiopia.

The Ethiopian calendar is 8 years younger than the normal calendar. Moreover, he has 13 months of the year. 12 months have 30 days, and the last is very short, only 5 or 6 days, depending on whether it is a leap year or not. Moreover, their new day does not begin at midnight, but at dawn. The Ethiopian calendar is based on the ancient calendar of Alexandria.

7 30 years in Japan.

In Japan, there are 2 existing chronologies: one that begins with the birth of Christ and the traditional one. The latter is based on the years of the reign of the Japanese emperors. Each emperor gives the name to his period: the motto of his reign. Since 1989, there was an "era of peace and tranquility", and the throne belongs to the emperor Akihito. The previous era - the Enlightened World - lasted 64 years. Most official documents use 2 dates: one for the Gregorian calendar and one for the present era in Japan.

81396 in Iran.

The Persian calendar, or the calendar of the solar Hijra, is the official calendar in Iran and Afghanistan. This astronomical solar calendar was created by a group of astronomers, including the famous poet Omar Khayyam. Chronology begins with the Hijra just like the Islamic calendar, but it is also based on a sunny year, so the months remain in the same seasons. The week starts on Saturday and ends on Friday.

9 5778 in Israel.

The Jewish calendar is officially used in Israel together with the Gregorian calendar. All Jewish holidays, commemoration days and birthdays of relatives are marked in accordance with the first. Months begin with a new moon, and on the first day of the year (Rosh-ha-Shana) can only be Monday, Tuesday, Thursday or Saturday. Therefore, for all this to work, the previous year is extended by one day. The Jewish calendar takes its chronology from the very first new moon that took place on October 7, 3761 BC.

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