New Year’s Eve reception is one of the happiest feasts that is celebrated throughout the planet. It’s the night that makes people feel good. People in different parts of the world are differently awaiting the New Year, but everyone believes that their wishes will be fulfilled in the year that they are waiting for.
All over the globe is celebrated New Year, but each country has its own, pagan, or religious habits, which have to be trusted to bring good fortune to the New Year. The midnight mark marks a passing moment that reminds the world of the end of something and the beginning of a new passage to be made. All the New Year symbols and customs have ancient roots and their reasoning is often little or no known. Come find out …
The first day of the year, in the modern world, is January 1, according to the Gregorian calendar that is in use all over the world. Mostly in all countries is a holiday. It was Julius Caesar who created the “julian calendar” in 46 BC and determined that the New Year was on January 1st. On this day, the Romans invited friends for dinner and exchanged a white vase with honey, dried fruit and figs, all accompanied by some daffodil branches. This was considered a fishmonger who was lucky and happy.
The New Year was first recorded in ancient Babylon, prior to 4000 thousand years. About 2000 BC, the New Babylonian Year began with the New Moon and on the first day of spring. The beginning of spring, logically, has been time for a new start of the year. The date of January 1 for the Babylonians had no meaning, neither astronomical nor agronomic. The New Year’s celebration lasted 11 days and each day had its own special note and certainly New Year’s Eve celebration has begun according to Babylon’s customs.
ROMAN FESTIVAL WITH JULIAN YEAR
The Senate of Rome, desiring to follow the true calendar in 153 BC, has set January 1 as the beginning of the New Year. Julius Caesar, in the 46th of our era, has formalized the calendar, which we call today – Julian’s year. One January has set as the first day of the new moto. However, to synchronize the calendar with the Sun, Julius Caesar was supposed to
allow the previous year to last 445 days. Although from the first century CE our Romans continued to celebrate New Year’s Eve, the early Catholic church has judged such a habit, calling it the pagan habit. However, as Christians have been more and more extended, the Catholic Church had to accept many of their customs, also accepting New Year’s rituals.
THE ANGLE CORNER AND THE BIG BENIT MAMMADES
In England, citizens gather massively at Trafalgar Square in Piccadilly to hear London’s Big Ben Benchmarks showing the New Year’s coming. All are hand in hand and sing the song “Auld Lang Syne,” written by Robert Burns in 1700.
In free translation the title of the song means “once the weather”, or more simply, “the good old time”. The song is sung by all those who speak English for their native language. In England, “first footing” is very important, or the first entry home ritual after midnight. The person who first passes the doorstep is called “First Footer”. This should be a young male with a healthy and beautiful appearance / should be brash and home to inject a coin, bread, salt and money, because these are symbols of wealth. The English Gift Exchange Act has moved from New Year to Christmas, although this exchange was originally made on the night of changing moto motors. Men, for example, once used their wives to buy haircuts for the coming year. This custom has ceased, but there is still the belief that husband and wife should donate each other money. In the UK, New Year’s Day, children are taken early and visit neighbors and friends singing the New Year song. As coins, apples and cakes are countervailing.
AMERICAN FESTIVAL, SENIOR SIRENES AND SON
Americans celebrate New Year’s Eve with the organization of various entertainments. The biggest celebration is held at the New York Center in Times Square. The big ball, which represents the year that goes, is halfway through the ground. Then, they all start singing the song of friends “Auld Lang Syne”, which the English sing. The New Year’s First Manifestation in Times Square was held in 1904. Owners of a building in the center of the square celebrated for the first time the shift of the motmotu to the roof of their skyscraper. Three years after that, the well-known human-style ball was first released from the skyscraper. Since then to date, with the exception of the Second World War, millions of people come to this square to celebrate New Year’s Eve.
Exactly, at midnight, people are kissing and loudly ringing in the sirens of the automobile. New Year’s Eve greetings with whistling with bilbila (filicatas) and trumpets of letters. Every year at New Year’s Eve, Times Square falls tons of cut papers! In addition to sweets and champagne, served with fleshy and rice noodles. For most people, alas, not only in America, the New Year’s Eve will “mean excessive alcohol consumption.” In some parts of America, there is a new habit before the start of the celebration is scheduled to appoint persons called ” predetermined “whose task is to bring people who have drunk a bit more in their homes after the celebration. In some US cities this night, taxis are served free of charge, while some Americans celebrate where they do not drink alcohol. More than 220 American cities organize such entertainment, while the Boston artists have started this tradition in 1976 because they wanted the New Year to wait without loud entertainment and alcohol consumption.
LATINO-AMERICAN BELIEVES, THE ROLE OF THE ROCKS
In South America, New Year’s Eve begins with puppets, which are coated with old newspaper and covered with candlesticks. The doll or the “witch” puts it out of the house. At midnight, each family member ignites a sparkler puppet. When all the candlesticks fall and the doll loses in the smoke, the old year is forgotten and the young man begins. New Year’s Dolls are also made in Bolivia. The people there, puppets of wood, made careful of this case, hang in front of the house and hope that the house will bring luck and joy.
THE GREEK FESTIVAL, WITH MORTGERS, ULLINJ, ARRA …
One January is an important date in Greece because it is not only the first day of the new year, but also the day of St. Vasilis, who was the great-grandfather of the Greek Orthodox Church and has remained in guard over the poor. According to tradition, St.Vasilis visits children at night and leaves gifts in their shoes. Therefore, on January 1, people visit their cousins ??and friends and exchange gifts. These days visitors are served with rich foods, pleasant music is heard, and cakes are served strictly according to the rules – the first blender is for St. Vassilis, the second for the home, the other morsels for the oldest member of the house and others, including those who miss this night. Part of the animals should also be allocated, while the bulk is allocated to the poor. To him who finds the currency on his piece of dessert, in the coming year will lead to fate. At the table always come honey, olives, nuts, fresh fruit and other symbols of destiny and health. The person who passes the front door of the New Year’s Eve, that family, will bring happiness in the following year!
CHINESE FISHING CANDLES, TRADITION, RITUALS
The Chinese New Year has a very blissful story. The Chinese celebrate the New Year alike as Western peoples, respecting their traditions and rituals. However, New Year is celebrated as a festival lasting two weeks, starting February 12. Preparations for the festival last one month. Likewise, each house before the New Year is prepared in a general way, because it is believed that the house is thus cleansed of the bad. The windows and doors are painted in red and decorated with decorations of letters written on themes of happiness, health and long life. The most exiting part of the celebration is, however, New Year’s Eve. Everything is resolved very carefully, in harmony with traditional rituals and customs. Dinner is the real feast. Sea fruit presents different desires, guacats symbolize long life and destiny, while fish salads are good for prosperity. It is customary for everyone to wear something red because it is believed that they thus ward off the wicked. They do not dress in white and black clothes, because these colors in Chinese culture pose grief and mourning. After dinner, family members play cards or watch TV. At midnight, the sky is covered by many fireworks.
The next day go to the neighbors and friends to congratulate each other for the New Year.
FESTIVAL OF THE INDIAN AND HARRY OF HOMES
New Year’s Eve celebration is called Divali (Diwali), and this is the festival of light. Differently-manifested in different parts of India. The last three days of October and early November, each city and village is illuminated by thousands of bulbs. The houses are decorated with small oil lamps, known as Diva. They are sorted through homes, through windows and at the corner of the garden. In cities, light is adorned with residential buildings. In faith, the lights help to persuade the wicked and cool the welfare. The indigenous people try to perform all the unpaid work until Divali’s day, while their relatives send New Year’s wishes, resign the coming year and forget all the quarrels that have occurred in that year. Even the animals that serve those days are scattered and decorated for the festival.
Divorce, likewise, is also a religious festival. Indians believe in Lord Prica Ramu, who has lost the kingdom, while his wife has been taken by Satan Ravana. After many battles with demons, he has managed to defeat the Rava and turn his wife back. The Indians manifest the lucky conclusion of this story, for the good has overcome the evil. At that time also Lakshmi, the goddess of good and happiness, is celebrated. The lamps illuminate the road to the house so that it can visit them and find them all year round. In Indonesian homes, food is especially decorated during the feast. There are ceremonies in the temples, where the Lord Ramo and his wife talk. Various entertainers participate in the ceremony