On January 1 st New Year Eve 2017 celebrate across the world. The New Year’s Day of the year starts in the Gregorian calendar and in many countries and it is a public holiday. Today, most New Year’s festival begins on 31 st December and continues into the early hours of 1 st January. The New Year’s common traditions of celebrations include attending the parties, Fireworks displays on tallest buildings, big bridges, and many other places, eating special New Year’s foods, sending New Year’s messages, and so many other ways for the celebrations of New Year’s Eve.
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History of New Year:
New Year’s celebration is one of the oldest holidays still celebrated and it is also true that the exact date of the festivities has changed over time. The origination of this day was thousands of years ago in ancient Babylon, they celebrated this as an eleven festival on the 1 st day of the Spring. To decide their first day at that era they used the sun and moon cycle to decide the 1st day of the year. The New Year content of festivities has varied time to time as well. In 1582, Pope Gregory XIII introduced Gregorian calendar. In some areas of Europe it was immediately adopted but not used in several countries until even centuries later. It is very essential to note that not all the cultures follow this Gregorian calendar in celebrating New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day, like New Year in Chinese, Hindus, Islamic, Jewish calendars differ to that of the Gregorian calendar. However in the 20 th century New Year day grew into its own celebration, and it has become a celebration associated with the people, nationality, relationships and introspection rather than religious celebration, while early celebrations were changed than now, although many people do still follow their older way of celebration.
New Year’s Day Symbols:
New Year’s Day are symbolized in different ways across the world. Over the years New Year celebrations has come to be signified through several images and symbols. One can trace New Year celebration back to ancient era, like almost all other holidays celebrated same as this day celebrated but the way of celebration is very change. New Year’s Eve and New Year’s celebration begins at midnight and often marked by fireworks and fire crackers. Some cultures or many people drink and toast with champagne or some other sparkling wines.
What do people do on New Year’s Day?
Across the world the celebrations of New Year varies duet to different cultures. In some countries children receive gifts on New Year’s Day. In Japan this is a popular holiday, in Scotland New Year’s holiday is known as Mahogany, and it is characterize by the custom of visiting relatives and friends after midnight on the New Year’s Eve.
On New Year’s Eve many people arranged welcome party, some other people attending church services, some people visiting relatives and friends, watching or playing games, going for movies. New Year’s foods are very special in some countries, feasting on traditional New Year’s food is also famous but the New Year’s dishes are vary across the cultures.
New Year’s Day parades are held in many places and some of these parades are also televised. Many people mark New Year’s Day as the 1 st day to begin a New Year’s resolution for the year. In Spain and many other Spanish-speaking states, people bolt down a dozen grapes-symbolizing their expectations or hopes for the month’s ahead-right before midnight. On New Year’s Eve, in Norway and Sweden, rice pudding with an almond hidden inside is specially served on this occasion, and it is said that whoever gets or finds the nut can expect twelve months of good fortune. In Netherlands, Greece, Mexico and elsewhere the Ring shaped cakes and pastries considers the sign that they year has come full circle.
Other customs that are commonly celebrated worldwide include watching fireworks at the top of the list, to welcome the New Year singing songs, in which the most popular one in many English speaking countries is “Auld Lang Syne”. The most iconic New Year’s tradition can be seen in the United States, dropping of a giant ball in New York City’s Times Square at the stroke of midnight. Almost Millions of people around the world watch this New Year’s Event.
Importance of celebrating New Year:
Generally people tend to focus or spotlight on calendar events to mark their celebrations, so they have birthday parties, Valentines’ Day, New Year’s Eve and many more to exchange their gifts, love, feelings and respect. Welcoming the New Year most of the people creating New Year’s resolution. Many people make their new goals, many other make plan to get rid of a bad habit and start a new life as a healthier lifestyle. Making a resolution on New Year is good and highly encouraged because it gives people something to look forward. Even if people aren’t followed through completely but at least they tried and making resolution shows that they have the strong belief and hope in their ability to change and make their self better.
From ancient times till now people welcome the New Year with rituals to get or attract good fortune. Preparation for celebrate this day festivities begin well in advance of the actual date of the New Year. Everyone views the start of the New Year and they want to wipe the slate clean and find a fresh start. I want to add one thing that if you want to change your life or your life style and you are making resolution it is good but don’t try to change whole thing at once because it is not possible to change everything at once, it won’t work. You should pick one part of your life to change to begin with, if you get success in one stage than take the second part and then next.
New Year brings happiness and joy for everyone. I wish you to have best New Year. Happy New Years 2017 in advance.