New Year Eve Finland

New Year Eve Finland

Finland, officially known as the Republic of Finland located in Northern Europe also celebrates the New Year eve in style. People across world mount up at Finland to view the great enthusiasm of people and their celebration spirits. Traditionally, the eve celebration is an overexcited and enjoyable time for adults as well as children. For the children, it is greatly pleased moment due to its stunning fireworks displays.

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New Year in France

New Year in France

New Year in France is better known as Jour des Étrennes . It is celebrated on January 1 (according to the Gregorian Calendar) with great pomp and show. Jour des Étrennes is one of the oldest festivals celebrated all over France. People are highly excited to bid goodbye to the old year and to welcome the coming year. The New Year holidays in France ends on January 6 with the ceremonial cutting of a special type of festive cake called la galette des rois.

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New Year in Germany

New Year in Germany

Nuejahr or New Year in Germany is celebrated on January 1 as per the Gregorian Calendar. People bid farewell to the old year and welcome the New Year in a rocking manner. They eat, drink, dance, play games, exchange wishes and even make resolutions to bring in the New Year.

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Celebrating New Year in the United Kingdom

Celebrating New Year in the United Kingdom

How do you normally welcome in the New Year? In Great Britain nowadays most people celebrate by popping the cork of a bottle of champagne and toasting for luck during the coming year. There is much kissing and arms are linked and Auld Lang Syne is sung. But where do all these traditions come from and is the day that we celebrate as New Years Day really the first day of the year?

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New Year in Greece

New Year in Greece

After Christmas, the children impatiently await the New Year (Protohronia ) because that's when St. Basil ( Ayios Vasilis ) delivers their gifts.

In Greece it is the custom to exchange gifts on the New Year instead of Christmas. The presents are delivered by Saint Basil (Agios Vasilis). Agios Vasilis is the Greek Santa Claus.

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New Year in India

New Year in India

New Year has become a national festival in India. The excitement to celebrate the event is present everywhere. The day is celebrated with a lot of fervor and enthusiasm and is marked by prayers', parties, New Year fetes and social feasts.

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Chinese New Year Celebrations in Indonesia

Chinese New Year Celebrations in Indonesia

Most Chinese festivals, whether based on seasons, myths about gods or ghosts, or a combination of these, stem from a belief in worshipping the gods to appease them and prevent misfortune. The biggest celebration is the beginning of the Chinese New Year. Chinese New Year's celebrations in Indonesia, known locally as Imlek, incorporate customs, beliefs and practices brought to Indonesia by Chinese immigrants who still follow the practices handed down from their parents.

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Iranian New Year

Iranian New Year

Iranians are mostly Muslims and celebrate the New Year on the first day of their spring.

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New Year's Traditions in Ireland

New Year's Traditions in Ireland

There's simply no better way of starting off your New Year than celebrating it in Ireland, as we do know how to throw a party! New Year's Eve is a huge occasion in Ireland, with family gatherings, lots of New Year gala balls and some lively street parties.

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New Year's Celebrations and Events in Italy

New Year's Celebrations and Events in Italy

Italians love festivals and the ending of the old year and beginning of the new year, il capodanno, is a great time to celebrate in Italy.

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