New year traditions and customs of some countries of the world – Holidays and greetings
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. Here New year is celebrated in larger sizes.
New year’s eve, thousands of people take to the streets and have a parade with lanterns, garlands and numerous sparkling fireworks. And here’s a Christmas dinner for the Chinese it is regarded as a family event.
During the meal, all the family members forgive each other accumulated grievances, treat with good spirits prepared dishes. In this country it is considered bad luck to sleep on Christmas night. It is believed that if a person falls asleep, we miss your happiness in the new year.
Christmas traditions in Japan
Japanese residents, as well as Russian celebrate New year on 1st January. There is also a very unusual and fun tradition – new year’s eve all the people of this country laugh out loud at that.
According to local tradition this way you can attract luck to their side. Strangely enough, but in Japan, the new year can not do without and, our favorite, tangerine. In this country they are considered a symbol of wealth, happiness and prosperity.
India traditions for the New year
But in India there is a unique national feature – the locals celebrate New year several times. This is primarily due to the Indian culture, which combines culture of other countries, absolutely do not like each other.
National religion of India-Hinduism, however, this belief is closely bordered by Christianity, Buddhism, Islam and many other cultures.
The most surprising – the residents do not celebrate new year only in accordance with his faith, they take part in all the festivals irrespective of religion. Every holiday is accompanied by an amazing carnival performances and other festive activities. And the celebration lasts not one day, and some States even continue having fun for months.
Completely opposite is the situation in Turkish towns. Here not only is not accepted to celebrate the New year, but in some places the use of Christmas symbols, you can end up in jail and pay a rather large fine.
Thus, the New year has its own name and the date of the celebration in different countries, but still it remains precisely the day of the year, which symbolizes not only the beginning of the year, but the beginning of a new pure life brand.
All problems and troubles remain in the old year, therefore new year’s eve, all residents make the most cherished wishes and dream only about it.