HOW NEW YEAR IS CELEBRATED AROUND THE WORLD – You Must Know

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how new year is celebrated

It is definitely difficult to choose the best ways of celebrating New Year, but, here we come up with a heap of ideas for celebrating this upcoming New Year with lots of happiness and joy.

First of all, we would be delighted to wish all of our readers a very HAPPY NEW YEAR, We have gathered a lot of information about how some countries celebrate their New Year in some peculiar ways, We would first of all like to give a description of that part.

Each part of a country is unique in its own way of celebrating the New Year like in ancient Thailand, people used to fire guns to scare away the demons. Now-a- days, the North Americans sound sirens and party horns to bid farewell to the old year.

how new year is celebrated

While in many countries, the New Year is celebrated as per the Gregorian calendar according to which a New Year falls on January 1st and arrives after every 365 days, there are many such countries who do not celebrate the New Year on 1 st January, One such country is China.

how new year is celebrated

CHINA is one such country that follows the LUNAR calendar according to which their New Year-which they refer to as YUAN TAN-, may occur any day between mid-January and mid-February. They celebrate their new year with a lot of fireworks and the celebrations continue for about 10-15 days, Friends and relatives visit each other and money as a good luck gift is exchanged in red envelops.

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how new year is celebrated

Before 1873, JAPAN also followed the Lunar Calendar just the way China does. But now, Japan also follows the Gregorian calendar, Visiting temples and praying for a good harvest is a very old custom, Rice cakes called Mochis are made.

how new year is celebrated

In GERMANY, people drop molten lead into cold water and predict the future which depends upon the type of shape the lead takes. Each shape symbolizes a particular aspect of life like Love, marriage, money, success, etc. Feasting with family and friends is what usually occurs at every house.

how new year is celebrated

In SRI LANKA, New Year is known as ALUTH AVURUDHU which is celebrated in mid-April. Cleaning the house, lighting the hearth, making tasty dishes etc. are the basic rituals which every house follows.

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how new year is celebrated

DENMARK celebrates New Year in the most peculiar way, They have this ritual of collecting dishes throughout the year and throwing them at front of their house on the eve of New Year. They believe that the more the number of pieces it breaks into, the more number of friends you have in the upcoming year. Also, people stand on chairs and jump from them when the clock strikes 12 in the midnight. This is their unique way of welcoming the coming year.

how new year is celebrated

In countries like USA, New Year is generally marked by uncorking champagne bottles, cutting cakes and feasting on black-eyed beans. Honking vehicles and blowing whistles are also counted under their own way of welcoming the New Year. A FOOTBALL tournament is broadcast all across the country and people generally love enjoying the tournament with family and friends and it is also kind of a tradition which is being followed since 1916.

Almost everywhere in the world do people stay awake till midnight to see off the Old Year and welcome the New Year, Church bells ring, horns tot, people party hard…all of this is very common in almost every part of the world.

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People generally take New Year resolutions and decide to abide by that particular resolution throughout the year like many decide to lose weight, many decide to quit drinking, smoking, etc.

Also, celebrations vary from place to place depending upon their cultural backgrounds and their traditions.

Religion also plays an important role like in INDONESIA, the New Year is celebrated two times- one on the 1 st of January and the other on the Islamic New Year whose date varies year to year.

how new year is celebrated

Likewise, in INDIA, people have different dates if the New Year because of a diversity of religion in the country like for the Hindus, it begins somewhere between mid-March and mid-April.

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There are weird traditions at places like SPAIN where people eat 12 grapes at midnight. People drink beverages like in Holland, people make toasts with hot and spiced wine. Gifting nuts or coins is a marked tradition in Rome. People in Persia exchange eggs which are a symbol of fertility.

how new year is celebrated

In SCOTLAND, there is a tradition of first-foot which predicts your future,  There are also a series of folklore which dominate the celebration of New Year on the New Year’s Eve very often like if you keep your cupboards and pockets full, there will be abundance throughout the year.

So, these were a few selected peculiar ways in which people across the world celebrate the New Year.

We wish you a very HAPPY NEW YEAR and a prosperous life ahead, We hope you enjoyed reading us and would continue the same in the coming years.

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