Nepali New Year  Navavarsha

Nepali New Year Navavarsha

It is time of religious fervor and celebration - the Nepali New Year, known to locals as Navavarsha.

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New Year in New Zealand- Customs and Traditions

New Year in New Zealand- Customs and Traditions

The beautiful island country of New Zealand, which comprises of many small and big size islands, celebrates New Year on January 1 in accordance to the Georgian calendar. New Year is considered to be an absolute festival on its own by the natives of New Zealand. It is the time of the year, when some of the biggest parties of the country are organized.

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New Years Eve in Nigeria

New Years Eve in Nigeria

Initially, New Year is considered to be a festival drawn out of the religion of Christianity, in almost all parts of the country other than the northern part. However, the thought process got more liberal, and even people from other beliefs including the prominent Islamism, started celebrating New Years Eve with ecstasy and enthusiasm. However, the ways with which different religious followers celebrate it is slightly different from others.

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New Year in Scotland (hogmanay)

New Year in Scotland (hogmanay)

December 31st is the official holiday all over Scotland as it is the New Year's Eve or the Hogmanay. New Year in Scotland is celebrated with fervor and enthusiasm on January 1st. Hogmanay is also called 'night of the candle'. The idea of celebrating Hogmanay dates back to the pagan celebrations of the winter solstice. These celebrations were inherited from the Vikings who celebrated Yule in the medieval period.

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New Year in Seychelles

New Year in Seychelles

The New Year in Seychelles is celebrated with the same vibrant enthusiasm as Christmas. Many of the island's towns host pulsating parties that are sure to please party seekers looking to groove to the rhythm of the latest music tunes with friends and family. Most hotels in the country also hold New Year Eve parties. For those looking to relax with a sumptuous meal, visit one of Seychelles many restaurants where special menus are available over the New Year. Across the island, bars and nigh entertainment spots remain open till the wee hours of the morning.

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Selebrating New Year's Eve in Spain

Selebrating New Year's Eve in Spain

Like most festivals in Spain, New Year's Eve, known as "Nochevieja" is usually a family affair which takes place at home.

Until midnight people tend to stay at home and on the stroke of midnight it is traditional to eat 12 grapes, one on each stroke of the clock to bring good luck for the New Year.

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New Year in Sri Lanka

New Year in Sri Lanka

New Year in Sri Lanka or the Sinhala New Year - Aluth Avurudhu usually falls on April 13th or 14th every year. According to Sinhalese mythology, New Year begins when the sun moves from Meena Rashiya (the house of Aries) to Mesha Rashiya. It also marks the end of the harvest and spring. Rains enlivens the spirit of the nature as flowers bloom, trees get laden with fruits and bounties of farmers are full.

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New Year In Switzerland - Traditions and Customs

New Year In Switzerland - Traditions and Customs

New Year celebrations across the world involve different traditions and customs. In every tradition, the main focus is on celebrating the end of a year and welcoming the beginning of a New Year with new hopes and promises.

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Thai New Year

Thai New Year

Songkran is the Thai celebration of new year. It has its own rituals and provides a wonderful spectacle for three days every April.

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Nowruz Bayram in Turkmenistan

Nowruz Bayram in Turkmenistan

Held on March 21, this festival takes place on the spring equinox. It is a public holiday in Turkmenistan and the first day in the new year of the Iranian calendar; for this reason, it is sometimes referred to as Persian New Year. The festival is a celebration of the new and what is to come of the year ahead, while reflecting on the old is also part of the day. Typical meals are cooked and shared with families. Later, communities get together for street carnivals.

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