New Year traditions of the different countries

New Year in Azerbaijan

The New Year celebration is a family holiday although often held together with friends.

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 Year’s Day really the first day of the 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.

New Year in Japan

Let's defeat the old feelings by the new one is the sole motive of Japanese when New Year in near. They celebrate the day very religiously and usually seen offering prayers on the New Year day. It is a big for everybody in Japan. Japanese indulge in serious New Year preparations excitedly and happily.

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.

Nowroz, New Year in Afghanistan

Nowruz marks the first day of spring and the beginning of the year - the Nowruz festival is traditionally celebrated over a two-week period.

Preparations for the big day usually start after Chaharshanbe-Suri, the last Tuesday night of the year.

New Years Eve In Albania

New Year in Albania is celebrated in its own way. The country celebrates both the English New Year and the traditional New Year (Nowruz). The English New year is celebrated as usual on the 1st of January throughout Albania. Nowruz - 21 of march.

New Year in USA

New Year in United States is celebrated on January 1, the first day of Gregorian Calendar. This is a Federal holiday in US. On this day, many people make resolutions to give away bad deeds and renew life with good ones. It's the time to remember the achievements and make merry for the New Year. New Year is expected to bring good luck and charm for people and this is the reason why Americans love to celebrate it with fun and enjoyment.