Everyone in the world celebrates New Year's Eve with lots of love, music, food, wine, champagne or other spirits, gifts, etc. Read below to know how different county celebrate new year.
Of all the holidays celebrated across the world, the New Year is the most anticipated by many. Different countries make grand preparations for it, each with its own distinct traditions. How the New Year is celebrated around the world varies from country to country, with countries that have adopted it as their own, where it plays a very important role in their culture. Everyone in the world celebrates New Year's Eve with lots of love, music, food, wine, champagne or other spirits, gifts, etc. Read below to know how different county celebrate new year
People in Canada celebrate similarly to their American neighbors. It includes drinks, fireworks and live music. If you're feeling particularly ambitious, you can also take a polar bear dip, a tradition that involves taking a dip in cold water to raise money for charity. Of course, you can always visit Niagara Falls and enjoy the countdown by one of the most famous landmarks in the country.
Chinese New Year
Also known as Spring Festival in China, it is celebrated in many East Asian and Southeast Asian countries. It is celebrated in January or February depending on the movement of the moon. On this day, people wear new clothes, carry lanterns and participate in a parade guided by a silk dragon, the Chinese symbol of strength.
The Philippines celebrates New Year's Eve by decorating themselves and their tables with any goals. Superstition says that doing so will bring you prosperity, as they are of the same size as coins. The Filipino would father 12 different types of fruits and put them on the table. Each fruit represents a month in a year. When the clock strikes midnight, you have to roll these fruits from your front door to the inside of your house. Fruits should be sweet - not sour or bitter. The most common picks among Filipinos are apples, melons, oranges, and grapes.
Neighbors visit each other and greet Hogmanay for celebration. The first person to cross the threshold of the house in the New Year should bring gifts for good luck. However, it is considered the luckiest if the "first-footer" is a tall handsome man with dark hair. Meanwhile, the festivities outside include the playing of traditional bagpipes and drums. Another way of celebration is with fireballs made of paper and material scraps that are set on fire and thrown into the bay.
New Year is celebrated twice in Russia. One according to the Julian calendar and the other according to the Gregorian calendar. It all depends on the family whether they want to celebrate both of them or not. But most Russians observe the Gregorian calendar.
Like Christmas, the New Year in Russia is exclusively a family affair. More and more, some will invite their distant relatives to spend New Year's Eve with them.
People from all walks of life wear new clothes and participate in recreational activities like playing games, singing, dancing and partying. Movie theaters, nightclubs, restaurants, amusement parks, resorts and more are filled with men, women and children of all ages. People call each other and wish each other a happy new year. They exchange greeting cards, gifts, send each other new year cakes online and messages as a way of celebrating the new year. Making New Year's resolutions is a part of New Year's celebrations in India. These include working harder, developing good habits, giving up bad habits, losing weight, etc.
So, that's how people celebrate the new year in different parts of the world. How are you planning to celebrate it?
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