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?
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 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.
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.