December brings along with it a season of festivity and bliss. Not only does Christmas light-up countries around the world, but also the way each country celebrates New Year's eve along with the very first day of the new year is enthralling. Worldwide, traditions have been shaping cultures since generations, and new year's eve is also included in this list.
Why do people celebrate the coming of a new year? It's pretty simple that new beginnings light up new hopes, a chance to start all over again. So not only is it celebrated, but people also make new year's resolution lists, give gifts to each other, make new wishes and promise to become a better and more well-rounded person. Although every moment and every day that we breathe gives us a chance to constantly renew ourselves, it's the point of a new calendar starting which makes it all the more appealing.
Having spoken January 1st, there are many calendars around the world for whom the new year dates vary. For instance, the Chinese New Year is marked according to the traditional Chinese calendar or lunar calendar. It is also called Spring's festival and it is symbolised by animals, the beginning dates of each new year keep varying accordingly. They have traditional new year celebrations such as the lion and Chinese dragon dances.
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However, December 31st remains the date for celebrations on a global scale, as the Gregorian calendar is the most common worldwide. From delightful and delicious grape stuffing to creepy cemetery camping, below is a compilation of the rather peculiar ways a few countries around the world celebrate their New Year...Enjoy!
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