Origin of new moon
Examples from the Web for new moon
They sacrifice a pig and seven fowls to their gods on the new-moon day, on which the head of a male child is first shaved.
New-moon days were days of high festival with the Incas, according to Garcilasso.The Columbiad|Joel Barlow
Similar offerings of rice balls are made to the spirit of the deceased person on the new-moon day in the month of Kartigam.
On the new-moon day, a religious observance called nope or nomulu in honour of Gauri (another name of Parvati) is kept up.
Nagarapanchami festival is to be celebrated at the next Ammavasya or new-moon day.