New Year’s Day is one of the largest event of celebrations globally. It is celebrated on 1st of January every year around the world. It is the first day of calendar Modern Gregorian and also in Julian calendar of ancient Rome. Most countries follow Modern Gregorian calendar.
New Year’s Day: What is New Year’s Day:
The beauty of this day is that it is the day which is truly a global public holiday. People celebrate this event around every part of the world. This day is having mixed blend of feelings. On one side New Year is welcomed. On the other hand people thank God for safe and blessed last year. In this day generally nobody wants to spend the day at home. Nations celebrate this big event with full excitements and joy.
People celebrate this big event by exchanging hugs, kisses, arrange drinks, parties, social gatherings and wish each other a “Happy New Year”. This is the Day of Happiness, Joy, Prayers, Social gatherings, social networking and welfare and functions across the world.
New Year’s Day Celebrations:
New Year’s Day generally celebrated in number of forms. Celebrations include such as Family get-together and family meals, Concerts arrangements, parades, Services in Churches, Community Prayers for God blessings etc. Most of the celebrations held day before i.e. New Year’s Eve and continue till past midnight into January 1.
Celebrations around the world are just as Colorful, joyful, exciting and Impressive fireworks. People set off celebrations at the stroke midnight as the New Year starts.
New Year’s Eve:
New Year’s Eve is one of the big international event. People mark it as the last day of the Calendar i.e. December 31st and it is the Count Down to the New Year.
New Year’s Eve comes with mixture of feelings for many people. It is the time for celebrations at the end of the passing year by and welcome whats coming in the New Year. On the other side, some people experience a sense of nostalgia as they reflect on the events that placed in the lives in the past 12 months.
People around the globe celebrate New Year’s Eve in the midnight by going to churches, gather around in public venues/places such as Times Square in New York City, or Trafalgar Square in London to count down for the closing moments of the previous year. People arrange parties to farewell the finishing year and Welcome New Year.
New Year’s Eve is symbolized in various ways around the world. This starts at Midnight between New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day and people mark it by fireworks and fire crackers.
New Year’s Day History:
New Year’s Day is 1st January: This is the first day of the civil year as per Gregorian-Calendar. Most of the Nations across the world follow this calendar.
People in the West believe that, 1st January the civil New Year is not an Orthodox Christian religious holiday. While The Eastern Orthodox liturgical calendar has no endowment to observe a New Year. 1st January is itself a religious holiday, but that is because it is the feast of the circumcision of Christ i.e. Eight days after His birth, and a memorial of saints.
The liturgical calendar begins on 1st September. There is also no specific religious observance involved with the start of the New Year cycle. Orthodox Nations however, make civil celebrations for the New Year. Those that adhere to the revised Julian calendar (which synchronizes dates with the Gregorian calendar), including Bulgaria, Cyprus, Egypt, Greece, Romania, Syria, and Turkey, observe both the religious and civil holidays on 1st January.