New Year is the time when we possess our life in next year, and at which a new calendar year begins and the calendar’s year count increments. Different country, different culture or style to celebrate any event, this New Year’s holiday is often marked by fireworks, parades, and reflection upon the last year while looking ahead to the future’s possibilities. Typically the customs and traditions of happy New Year’s involve celebration with champagne and a variety of different foods. New Year marks a date of newly found happiness and the clean slate. For many celebrating new years, it is their opportunity to learn from the prior opportunity to learn from the prior year and make positive changes in their life.
New Year’s History
There is every festival keep history behind it celebration, New Year also has an own history behind the celebration. Julius Caesar thought it would be appropriate for January Janus’ namesake month to be the doorway to a new year, and when he created the Julian calendar. Caesar felt that the month named after this god (“January”) would be the appropriate door to the year. Caesar celebrated the first January 1 new year by ordering the violent routing of revolutionary Jewish forces in the Galilee.
New Year’s Resolution
In New Year, people enter into another year and want to enjoy and fulfill their dream so they make the resolution for the whole year. It is a tradition
- In resolution they make their goals to improve one’s life.
- Some positive change in their or other’s life.
- Common resolution concern diet, exercise, bad habits, and other issues concerning personal wellness.
- Promise to do an act of self-improvement or something slightly nice etc.
New Year’s Tradition
Behind every eve there is some tradition, New Year’s Eve has to follow some tradition in the country. Here’ a list of some of the interesting ways to celebrate New Year across the globe:
- In Denmark, residents keep a pile of dishes, all broken in front of the door. For this, they save old dishes and people usually throw these throw these on the friends ‘doors during the new year. This symbolizes friendship and brotherhood.
- Famous parades include London’s New Year’s Day parade and the rose parade.
- In Pasadena, California. Superstitions concerning food or visitors to bring luck.
- However, many nations and cultures within them have their own characteristic way of celebrating:
New Year’s Food
France: the French typically celebrate new year’s with a feast and a champagne toast, marking the first moments of the new year’s day with kisses under the mistletoe, which most other cultures associate with Christmas celebration.
Philippines: in the Philippines, celebrations are very loud, believing that the noise will scare away evil beings. There is often a midnight feast featuring twelve different round fruits to symbolize good luck for the twelve months of the year. Other traditional foods include sticky rice and noodle, bit not chicken or fish because these animals are food foragers, which can be seen as bad luck for the next year’s food supply.
America: some foods considered “lucky” to eat during the festivities include- circular shaped foods, black-eyed peas, cabbage, and pork. This especially includes circle-shape foods, which symbolize cycle. The reasoning behind superstitions is that the first day of the year sets precedent for the following days.
Soviet Union: the Soviet Union’s New Year’s Day celebrations have been greatly affected by the union’s history. As religion was suppressed and Christmas celebrations were banned, new year’s or Novi god celebrations often include Christmas traditions such as decorated trees, which were reconsidered as new tear fir trees. As the suppression left, these traditions stayed part of the New Year’s Day celebration. The holiday is also celebrated with feasts, champagne, and wishes.
Spain: Spaniards celebrate New Year’s Day with the custom of eating twelve grapes, each eaten at a clock- stroke at midnight.
New Year’s Song
The song “Auld Lang Syne” is sung at the stroke of midnight in almost every English-speaking country in the world to bring in the New Year. At leads partially written by Robert burns in the 1700’s, it was firth published on 1796 after burns’ death. Early variations of the song were sung prior to 1700 and inspired burns to produce the modern rendition. An old Scottish tune. “Auld Lang Syne” literally means “old long ago” or simply, “the good old days” the lyrics can be found here.