Asia (Georgia)

New Year’s traditions in Georgia

Georgian folk rituals of various parts of Georgia differ from each other. People meet New Year differently in different parts of Georgia.

South America (Ecuador)

New year in Ecuador

New Year in Ecuador is as much about the Old Year as the new. Effigies are made of old clothes stuffed with newspaper and adorned with a mask. These are known as the "Año Viejos" or Old Years, and are burnt at midnight on New Year's Eve. The idea is to leave any negativity or problems behind in the old year and start afresh. [...]

South America (Venezuela)

New Year in Venezuela - Traditions and Customs

The tropical South American country of Venezuela celebrates New Year on January 1 according to Georgian calendar. Being considered as an important festival as well as time of the year, New Year is celebrated with great spectacle and display by the natives of Venezuela. [...]

Asia (East Timor)

New Year in East Timor

New Year in East Timor is all about heading towards a fresh start of another year; leaving the present year behind. Every year on the New Year day, people across the small island nation celebrate the coming time with great fun and enjoyment. [...]

Asia (Israel)

Christmas Celebrations in Israel

Christmas in Israel is celebrated both by the locals as well as foreigners with same merriment and enthusiasm as in other parts of the world. The celebration of Christmas in Israel has a special significance as Jesus Christ was born in Bethlehem in Israel. [...]