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Raʼs as-Sanah (Arabic: رأس السنة, /raʔs asˈsana/, colloquially: /ra(ː)s es-/; English: New Year) literally means "Head of the year" in Arabic and refers to the beginning of a new year. This may apply to any of the following:
- New Year for the Gregorian year
- Islamic New Year
- Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year in the Hebrew calendar
The term has common origin with the Hebrew "Rosh Hashanah" (also meaning "Head of the year"), reflecting the common linguistic heritage of the Jews and Arabs.