As millions of people all over the world prepare to jump into a new year, different countries and religions celebrate it differently for one reason or another.
To some, it’s about partying and drinking, other people prefer going to church and celebrate the start of a new year while others prefer spending it indoors with their loved ones.
However, some nations celebrate their new year on different dates.
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1. Chinese New Year
The Chinese celebrate their new year on the 8th of February, which marks the beginning of not only a new year but also the Spring festival. Red envelopes filled with money are presented to family and friends, and typical sweet treats like egg-filled moon cakes are enjoyed by all.
2. Korean New Year
The Koreans also have their new year on the 8th of February. Several south-east Asian cultures celebrate New Year’s Day on the Lunar New Year. In Korea, New Year’s marks a three-day holiday where families give thanks to a bountiful year past.
3. Iranian New Year
Nowruz the New year celebration is celebrated on the 20th of Match. It also celebrates the commencement of Spring.
The day typically celebrated with trumpets to herald the new year, colored eggs and pots of sprouting grains to signify growth, a hearty bowl of noodle soup, and most famously, with a good spring cleaning.
The celebration which is usually carried out by Indians is also known us the Festival of Lights. It is usually celebrated on the 30th of October.They usually give thanks to Lakshmi their goddess for wealth and prosperity.
Ethiopia and Eritrea
According to Wikipedia, the first day of the New Year in Eritrea and Ethiopia is 11 September (or, during a leap year, 12 September).
It further states that the date marks the approximate end of the “rainy season”.