Prosit Neujahr!

nb: 2009 is, among other things, the International Year of Natural Fibres. Want to know how to say “Happy New Year” in even more languages? Check out this page at the website of the Society for the Confluence of Festivals in India (go figure!).

p.s. For the moon to have the illumination as depicted in the second image, the sun would have to be above it in the sky, so it would be daytime. The photograph is a FAKE! You’d think the Germans would be more scrupulous about that sort of thing.