New Year is a global celebration and you’ll find a party on every continent. Have you ever wondered what New Year’s celebrations are like in other countries?
New Year is celebrated Around the World. It is not specific to certain countries, states or cities. It is a universal celebration on January 1st. No Doubt, the dates and months can differ, however, the feelings and sentiment for the celebration and welcoming of the approaching year remains the same with every nation.
Here we have brought the celebration of the New Year Around the World within your reach to know about festivity in other countries also. Just check them out:
Vietnamese New Year
Vietnamese New Year called, Tet is the celebration for 7 days. It means the first morning of the first day of the New Year. They also believe that events on New Year’s Day determine your luck for the rest of the year. Therefore, everything and everyone you are in touch with on New Year’s Day should symbolize good fortune.
Japanese New Year
Celebrated from 31st of December to 3rd January, Japanese New Year Eve is a big occasion and one of the highlights of the season. People watch Red and White Song Festival and enjoy the entire night.
Indian New Year
The Indian Calendar is a long list of festivals observed all throughout the year. They are not only large in number but also varied. Different colors, feast, gaiety and prayers characterize and distinguish the festivals and Indian New Year from each other.
Chinese New Year
Chinese New Year starts with the New Moon on the first day of the New Year and ends on the full moon after 15 days. The 15th day of the New Year is called the Lantern Festival, which is celebrated at night with lantern displays and children carrying lanterns in a parade.
Hmong New Year
Hmong New Year means “noj peb caug” or eating thirty. On Hmong New Year, people conduct a traditional ceremony called “lwm sub or qaib”. It begins after 3 pm and must precede other ceremonies.
Khmer New Year
Khmer New Year begins on April 13th or can be on April 14th, depending on the “Moha Sangkran,” which is the ancient horoscope. In fact, Khmer New Year originally began on the first day of the first month in lunar calendar that can be in November or the beginning of December.
Thai New Year
Songkran—Thai New Year starts from April 13th every year and lasts for 3 days. Songkran festival on April 13th is the “Maha Songkran Day” or the day to mark the end of the old year.
Sydney New Year
Sydney New Year celebrations are marked with huge number of fireworks. The Harbour of Lights Parade adds to the attraction. The Sydney Opera House is also one of the prime point of attraction.
Edinburgh New Year
Edinburgh New Year is the four-day winter festival evolved over the ages. It begins annually at the end of December 29th till January 1st Different New Year events deck up the Edinburgh New Year
Korean New Year
Sollal is the Korean New Year. It is a day rich in tradition, and there are a number of foods and activities associated with it. It is a day for renewal, a day for recommitting oneself.
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