New Year’s Day is celebrated by everyone belonging to no matter what religion or race. Every country in the world joins in the New Year’s celebration. It is a day that marks the beginning of a new year filled with new promises, new resolutions and everything new. It is a day that people enjoy to the fullest. It is also very interesting and fascinating to know how people from different countries celebrate this beginning of the year. Everyone has their own style and own culture that is a part of their New Year’s celebration. Let us take a look at some of the most popular countries in the world and their idea of a New Year bash.
New Years day in the United States of America
You cannot talk about celebrations and miss the US from the list. In fact USA tops the list with its amazing culture of welcoming the New Year. When the clock strikes midnight, the sky is filled with fireworks. People are normally out at a party or any other special events organized especially for the New Years Eve, the people begin the year with a kiss on the lips from their loved ones. The night it full of enjoyment and music and drinks. Most people do not work on the first day of the year in the USA. This is because in the US, people party the old year away and welcome the New Year the same way, thus the next day is a holiday for most. The 1st of Jan, has its own celebrations as well with parades and processions and special football games being organized. If a baby is lucky to be born on this day in the States, he or she gets to be in the local newspaper.
New Years day in UK
Upholding the celebration culture in the UK is Scotland that truly depicts how the people in UK celebrate New Year’s Day. In Scotland, New Year is referred to as Hogmanay. In the hearts of Scotland, where there are clans of villages, they set barrels of tar on fire and have them roll down the roads and streets. It has a very simple meaning; it marks the end of the old year and the dawn of the New Year.
New Years day in Australia
The Australians are the most enthusiasts about ringing in the New Year with a bang. The celebration begins at mid night with the sky filled with colorful fire crackers. The main high light is the view of the Sydney Harbor. When in Australia, you have to celebrate New Years in Sydney, the set up of the Opera House all lit up gives you a memory that you will never forget. The night is later followed by parties that go on till the wee hours in the morning.
The land rich in culture, India celebrated the New Years Eve with prayer and worship. India being a secular country has nationals of all religions. However, they share the same culture of the country of ringing in the new years by worshipping the almighty. This is later followed by house parties and other shows organized.
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