New Delhi, Feb. 8 (ANI): Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday greeted people of China, Korea, Mongolia and Vietnam, as the nations celebrate the Lunar New Year.
"A very Happy New Year to Chinese friends around the world. May the Year of the Monkey bring joy and prosperity in your lives. Dear Korean friends, Seollal greetings to you all. Have a great year ahead," the Prime Minister said in a series of tweets.
"To the wonderful people of Mongolia, Happy Tsagaan Sar. Praying for a year filled with joy, good health and prosperity. T?t greetings to the people of Vietnam. May this year be full of joy and prosperity", the Prime Minister added.
Monday marks the first day of the Chinese Lunar New Year, China's biggest and most ceremonious holiday.
Though China officially operates on the international Gregorian calendar, the traditional lunisolar calendar maintains ceremonial significance, and so every year, around the new moon closest to the beginning of spring. (ANI)