The Most unusual new year traditions and customs – the Women’s magazine
In Russia New year is celebrated in the night of 31 December to 1 January. In the night of 31 to 1 is celebrated as new year in Australia, the USA, Romania, Canada, Finland, United Arab Emirates, Japan and many other countries. However, there are countries in which new year is usually celebrated on other days. In Greece New year is celebrated on January 14, and gives them gifts is not Santa Claus, and Saint Basil. The children put near the fireplace elegant shoes, in which are placed the gifts. The first in the world see the New year in Fiji.
In countries that practice Buddhism, such as Malaysia, China, Singapore Vietnam new year is celebrated between 21st January and 20th February depending on the moon phase. In Vietnam as a new year gift presented with a twig of a flowering peach tree, or a small tangerine trees with fruit. New year for Muslims called Hijra, and this date is not constant (as we have a holiday of Easter). In Afghanistan, Tajikistan, Central Asia, Iran, Azerbaijan New year coincides with the first day of the coming year in the Persian calendar. The holiday is called Nowruz and is celebrated in the night from 21 to 22 March. In India New year is celebrated in different days, for example, in the South of India this holiday is celebrated in March, North in April, in the West in October. In some States during the holidays it is forbidden to swear, to speak only politely. New year for the Hindus is called goody Padva, in this day you need to eat a few leaves of a special tree. In spite of its bitter taste of these leaves, according to the Hindus, protect people from diseases and grief.
In Sri Lanka, New year is celebrated on 13 April and in the capital of Tibet Laos – April 14. In Laos, the New year coincides with the rainy season. New year in Ethiopia is associated with the end of the rainy season and it begins on September 11. In September is celebrated as New year in Syria. The inhabitants of Indonesia and the Gambia celebrate this holiday in October. Here it is customary to ask forgiveness for the wrongs inflicted, which people brought each other for the entire year. In November, celebrate the New year in Yemen, Oceania and Hawaii. Calendar year in Bali lasts only 210 days. Main new year’s attribute is a color Fig. This rice bake two metre tape, of which construct columns to the gods. In Scotland the New year open the doors of all the houses, anyone can go to any house and to congratulate the hosts personally. Guests are required to present as a gift to the owners of the house coal, put it in the fireplace and wish that the fire in the house never waned. In Cuba on new year’s eve decided to throw water on the ground. This tradition symbolizes purity and bright future. In Romania on new year’s table put a cake in which is baked money, rings and hot pepper. New year’s eve in Japan sounding bells. The inhabitants of the Sudan to give happiness to each other green nuts. Passionate
The Italians give to their wives on New year red underwear. In Spain each person should eat during the battle of the bell on one grape, then the year will be successful. Luck brings only the grapes with seeds. The Swedes decided to give each other homemade candles.
Now you know how and when the New year is celebrated in other countries.