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New Year Traditions


New Year is all about forgetting the past and move forward to a fresh beginning. People welcome the New Year with loads of enthusiasm and positive spirit.

New Year celebrations are considered as a real huge event throughout the globe. You will find an entire different mood of festivity and joy in the air.

It is a common belief that the best way to celebrate the New Year is by following the rich customs and traditions of New Year.

There are several age-old customs associated with New Year and it pass from one generation to another.

It is also believed that New Year traditions bring good luck, happiness and prosperity in one’s life.

Traditions of New Year
New Year is celebrated in order to say goodbye to the previous year and for giving a grand welcome to a brand New Year. People from all across the globe religiously follow the traditions and customs of New Year.

The traditions of New Year of one country differ from another country. For instance, Italian New Year traditions, Scottish New Year traditions, Chinese New Year traditions, German New Year traditions, Mexican New Year traditions, Japanese New Year traditions, etc. are all different from one another. The age old traditions of New Year started in Greece where people used to celebrate New Year by celebrating their God of Wine. In some countries, people bid adieu to the old year by parading through the streets in order to symbolize the beginning of a New Year.

Popular New Year Traditions
New Year traditions are an apt way through which people welcome an entire New Year. The popular traditions of New Year include –
  • Making resolutions is one of the most popular traditions of New Year. The New Year resolutions comprise planning of many things like quit smoking and drinking, healthy lifestyle, maintaining fitness, learning something new, helping others and more.

  • Visiting some holy places is another common New Year tradition that is observed by the people very dedicatedly.

  • Exploding of firecrackers is another New Year tradition. This aspect actually gives a perfect traditional touch to the New Year celebrations. People seek the blessings of the Almighty God before stepping into the upcoming New Year.

  • Organizing food fiestas and throwing grand parties are some other New Year traditions. The celebrations of New Year will be considered incomplete without the presence of some good food. Food treats are always appreciated by the people.



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