New Year
New Year

New Year is the time to celebrate your achievements, new opportunities and challenges you face in the coming year. New Year’s Eve is the beginning of the New Year, when we are all supposed to clean our homes and make them look fresh. It is also a good occasion to say thanks to those who have helped us during the past year.

New Year’s Day is a holiday celebrated on January 1st as a part of several Christian denominations. It celebrates the beginning of a new calendar year and marks the date on which Jesus Christ was resurrected from the dead according to Christian belief.

New Year celebrations come in different forms with each culture having their own unique traditions. In some countries like India, it is believed that if you break your fast on New Year’s Day then you will be blessed with good health and wealth throughout the year.

Tips to have a happy and healthy new year.   

Here are some tips on how to have a happy and healthy new year.

  • Take stock of what you want in life, and develop a plan to achieve those goals. The most important thing is to set SMART (specific, measurable, attainable, relevant and time-bound) goals:
  • Specific means that you should be able to describe your goal clearly in one sentence. For example, “I want to lose weight” or “I want to run a marathon next year.”
  • Measurable means that there’s some way you can measure whether you’ve achieved your goal or not. For instance, if your goal was to run a 5K race next year and you ran that event this month but didn’t get first place, then maybe your 5K wasn’t as successful because it wasn’t measured as “successful.”
  • Achievable means that it’s realistic for you — it’s doable within the timeframe of your plan. If your goal is to run a marathon next year but only have one week before the race date, then maybe running that distance

The first day of the New Year

The first day of the New Year is called “New Year’s Day” or “Nouvel An.” This term comes from the Latin word nundinum, which means “noonday.” The Romans celebrated this date for two reasons: It was the beginning of summer and it marked the end of their year.

Different ways to celebrate New Year’s.

There are many different ways to celebrate New Year’s Eve. Different counties  celebrate it differently. Some people watch fireworks, party and eat delicious food. Others go out to see a show, watch sports or just stay in the house and watch TV.

Different counties  celebrate it differently.

In the United States and Canada: New Year’s Eve is a public holiday called “New Year’s Eve”. This is because New Year’s Day is a public holiday in some countries such as Germany, France and Belgium. People usually get together with their families or friends to celebrate at home on this day.

In the UK: New Year’s Eve is celebrated by most people who live in London and other big cities. It is also known as “New Year’s Eve Ball” which was originally started by Queen Elizabeth II in 1969 for her 50th birthday celebration which marks her accession to the throne of England.  Addition, there are numerous events held throughout London during this time such as fireworks display from Greenwich Park and other places around London which attracts many people from all over UK including tourists to enjoy watching them together with their families’ members and friends on this special occasion.

Egypt: It was Nubia (the Nome) which began its year with the new moon. In Greece it was Kronos (Saturn). In Rome it was Janus (doorway god).

China: The emperor began the year by putting his signature on documents that were sealed with wax or clay. The Chinese New Year (also known as Lunar New Year) is one example; it falls on February 10th every year. In China, this holiday lasts for 15 days from January 28th through February 19th this year!

New Year’s celebrations are also common in Japan where they are called “Seijin no Hi” (“Seijin” means “new year”). Japanese families gather together to celebrate their ancestors’ lives together with friends and relatives who were born in previous years.


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