The inhabitants of many continents celebrate the beginning of the New year in accordance with their national traditions. The Russians traditionally celebrate the holiday house at the holiday table, arrange new year fortune-telling, fireworks and decorated with a symbol – beautiful pine or spruce.
However, some countries have very unusual ways of celebrating the New year. In this article you will learn how people celebrate New year in different countries of the world.
Christmas traditions in Russia
Russian residents have become accustomed to celebrate the New year in keeping with the original traditions. However, few know that many of them were originally borrowed from the peoples of the West. For many centuries the celebration of the New year was changed and supplemented with new customs.
For example, a tree decoration toys introduced Peter, Santa Claus, snow maiden, champagne and tangerines – were the main characters of the New year during the existence of the Soviet Union. Many traditions have remained unchanged since the existence of the pagan Slavs.
New year celebration in China
Chinese residents celebrate New year twice. It’s happening January 17 and February 19. Elements typical of Russia in this country you will not find. Continue reading
Japan is a unique country with its own way of life, sorrows, joys and, of course, the holidays. The Japanese like fun. National holidays of Japan are celebrated widely and in a big way. The official calendar of Japan has only fifteen holidays. Public holidays are called sukumizu. These days the Japanese are in accordance with legislation, have a rest.
In the list of holidays includes:
New year, celebrated by the Japanese, along with the rest of the world 1 January (before the end of the nineteenth century the Christmas festival was held according to the lunar calendar).
Coming of age day in Japan, is the eleventh of January. On this day twenty-year-old Japanese girls and boys are entering into adulthood and are declared adults. Festivities are held throughout the country. Smart young people receive gifts and guidance from adults and have fun the whole day, because at the end of the day comes adult life.
Setsubun, an ancient holiday, revered in Japan. On the night of the third to the fourth of February the Japanese driven from their homes evil spirits and welcome good luck and prosperity. The roots of the holiday go back far into antiquity, and embodies the Chinese philosophy of Yin-Yang.
Foundation day of Japan, the eleventh Continue reading