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.
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.
Argentina, the second largest country of South America, is considered to be a land where people prefer to strictly abide by the customs and traditions of the country, and more precisely the beliefs of Roman Catholic. Argentina holds a long ancient history of passing on these traditions and customs from one generation to another.
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.
Christmas and New Year are occasions for great family celebrations. The Czech and Slovak nations, after their Christianization in the ninth and tenth centuries, incorporated some of their pre-Christian customs pertaining to the New Year celebration into the holidays.
Brazilian New Year is one of the most traditionally celebrated festival for the people living there. New Year in Brazil is known as Ano Nove (Portuguese) but is more popularly known as Revillion. It is celebrated on January 1 as per the Gregorian Calendar.
New Year is the time when people from various parts of the world like to celebrate it in Brazil. Pubs, party halls, clubs, beaches and even roads are thronged with people.
New Year in Liechtenstein is celebrated always in a different way every year.
Liechtenstein located in the western part of Europe has a unique way of ushering in the New Year.Watching the celebration of New Year in Liechtenstein is an experience that is not to be missed.
The New Year in Bosnia and Herzegovina is celebrated with special songs, greetings as well as gifts. There are celebrations and festivals on the eve of New Year and the country provides its own styles. There is huge fireworks display on New Year in Bosnia and Herzegovina. There are many different activities in Bosnia and Herzegovina that people indulge in during the New Year time.
With New Year being a special moment which arrives once ion an year, everyone puts in a lot to try to make it a special and memorable one for them. Denmark is no exception. New Years Eve can said to be a beginning point for celebrating the true essence of New Year, which is precisely reflective in the way people bid goodbye to the Old Year, and welcome New Year on New Year’s Eve.