New Year’s eve Traditions From Cultures Around The World History

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The New year’s eve is one of the most celebrated days in the world. This day is shaped by different customs and traditions. Each culture celebrates this holiday in its own unique way. New Year is the time or day at which a new calendar year begins and the calendar’s year count increments by one. Many cultures celebrate the event in some manner and the 1st day of January is often marked as a national holiday. In the Gregorian calendar, the most widely used calendar system today, New Year occurs on January 1 (New Year’s eve Day).

This was also the first day of the year in the original Julian calendar and of the Roman calendar (after 153 BC) During the Middle Ages in western Europe, while the Julian calendar was still in use, authorities moved New Year’s Day, depending upon locale, to one of several other days, including March 1, March 25, Easter, September 1, and December 25. Beginning in 1582, the adoptions of the Gregorian calendar has meant that many national or local dates in the Western World and beyond have changed to using one fixed date for New Year’s Day, January 1.

Other cultures observe their traditional or religious New Years Day according to their own customs, sometimes in addition to a (Gregorian) civil calendar. Chinese New Year, the Islamic New Year, the traditional Japanese New Year and the Jewish New Year are the more well-known examples. India and other countries continue to celebrate New year’s eve on different dates.

The Chinese New Year, also known as the Lunar New year’ eve, occurs every year on the new moon of the first lunar month, about the beginning of spring (Lichun). The exact date can fall any time between January 21 and February 21 (inclusive) of the Gregorian Calendar. Traditionally, years were marked by one of twelve Earthly Branches, represented by an animal, and one of ten Heavenly Stems, which correspond to the five elements. This combination cycles every 60 years. It is the most important Chinese celebration of the year.

The Korean New Year is a Seollal or Lunar New Year’s Day. Although January 1 is, in fact, the first day of the year, Seollal, the first day of the lunar calendar, is more meaningful for Koreans. A celebration of the Lunar New Year is believed to have started to let in good luck and ward off bad spirits all throughout the year. With the old year out and a new one in, people gather at home and sit around with their families and relatives, catching up on what they have been doing.

The Vietnamese New Year is the Tết Nguyên Đán which most times is the same day as the Chinese New Year due to the Vietnamese using a lunar Calendar similar to the Chinese calendar. The Tibet a New Year is Losar and falls between January and March.

50 New Year’s eve Traditions Around the World.

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Bharatvarsha has given the world a unique theory of time calculation. Along with the structure of the universe, Brahmaji also determined the time cycle. Determined the speed of planets and satellites.

The concept of four yugas, determination of year months and different dates is a by product of time calculation. This period fiction is based on scientific truths. Man also tried to control the Kalachakra with the aim of leaving an indelible mark on Kaal. He envisaged Vikram Samvat, Saka-Samvat, Hijri Sun, AD Sun, etc.

Jain and Buddhist beliefs formulated the principles of Calculation in their own way. In our country, the beginning of the New Year is accepted from Chaitra Shukla Pratipada on the basis of Vikram Samvat and in the western view, the new year starts on the first of January. Therefore, we have to consider this subject from both the point of view.

According to Indian opinion, Maharaja Vikramaditya started the Vikram era. It is calculated on the basis of sandalwood. Navratri begins from this day. Ghats are installed in temples and homes on this day. The seeds are sown and after nine days are flown into the holy rivers.

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Householders organize Manglik functions these days. This is considered to be the best time for home-entry, engagement and marriage etc. Many believers organize Ramayana lessons. Business people start new books of account. Inaugurates the establishment of new shops and trading institutions.

The harvesting of the Rabi season begins for farmers. Summer is considered to be the beginning of the new season. New Year is celebrated from January 1 with the announcement of the year on December 31, according to the western opinion.

Nowadays, in most of the countries of the world, New Year’s eve is celebrated on 1 January only. New Year greetings are sent a week before Christmas. Like Deepawali, the trend of giving sweets on the new year is increasing. Business companies get new calendar printed and distributed for publicity.

Doordarshan telecasts a wide variety of colorful programs on the night of 31 December. Advance booking is done in hotels and restaurants in advance of the week. Police in large cities have to make extensive arrangements on this day. As soon as twelve o’clock in the night, happy proclamations of the New Year begin. Groups of young men and women are seen dancing and singing, having fun.

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Some people are also found drinking alcohol and performing indecent. The police warn such people and leave. Those who commit obscene acts are also invoiced. Let us welcome the New Year from any point of view, Indian or Indian, our programs should be gracious and relevant and connect the nation.

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