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The most common beans and lentils

Common beans and lentils in Europe and America navy beans (Europe), used in baked bean tins   red kidney beans (common in America and Europe)   chickpeas (Middle East, Mediterranean and India)   black beans (South and Central America)   butter beans, aka Lima beans (originate from south America and USA, now common in the UK)   lentils (originate from Middle East, now common in the UK)   cannellini beans, aka white kidney beans (originate from south America)   chili beans, aka pink beans (originate from South America)   pinto beans (common in Mexican and Southwest of the USA)   Common beans in Asia soybeans (common in Asia), called edamame when they are immature   soybeans  黄豆 edamame  毛豆 mung bean 绿豆 (Asia, esp. China

Chinese New Year 2013

Chinese New Year falls on 10th February, 2013, the year of snake.

New year's eve is 9th January 2013, the 29th day of twelfth months. Many people ask why there are only 29 days, because the Chinese calendar is a lunisolar calendar, which means it has both elements of a lunar and solar calendar. Chinese New Year starts on the second new moon after the winter solstice unless there is an 11th or 12th intercalary month, in which case it starts on the third new moon. This year the second new moon after winter solstice starts on 10th February.

So it is not accurate to say that Chinese calendar is lunar calendar,  in China, it is commonly known as the Agriculture calendar, or Old calendar.

New Year's Eve
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