Every country in the world has its customs and traditions in the celebrations of the New Year according to its beliefs religion, and history. These celebrations attract a large number of tourists who are eager to know more about the strange traditions and cultures of the people and learn from them new ideas about life.
The exact date of the New Year’s celebration differs according to the calendar of every country, but the first day of January is the New Year’s official date in several countries; especially the western countries. Other countries such as Australia are interested more in the Eve of the New Year that corresponds 31of December. The peoples of the Far East celebrate the New Year at the end of January and the beginning of February according to their calendar. The Iranians hold their festivals in March every year according to the Persian calendar. As for Asia, most of its countries’ celebrations are held in mid-April according to their traditions. The variety of the celebration’s dates will give the tourists a bigger chance to experience the New Year in more than a country throughout one year.
The traditions of the New Year festivals differ from a country to the other, but every tradition has its origin in the history of its country. One of the most common traditions is the food that will bring the good fortune during the whole coming year. For example, the Irish people eat the bannocks, the Swiss eat dollops of whipped cream, the Indians eat rice, and the southern Americans eat the black-eyed peas to bring luck according to their beliefs. The firework is another common customs that has different symbols in each country. In Thailand, these fireworks will frighten of the demons and in china, it will dismiss the forces of darkness. The culture of every country will explain every custom according to its people’s way of thinking.