Things you don’t know about New Year’s Day

Dec 30, 2022 | News

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Today we want to talk about New Year’s Day festival culture. Therefore, New Year’s Day is also the Gregorian New Year, Gregorian New Year, and New Year’s New Year. It is a legal holiday in most countries in the world. Many countries celebrate the New Year from Christmas to New Year’s Day, and the number of holidays varies according to local conditions.
Chinese New Year’s Day
New Year’s Day in modern China has been listed as a statutory holiday by the Chinese government and has become a festival for the people of the whole country. One day off, often adjust the day before or after the weekend, usually three consecutive days off. The celebration of New Year’s Day in modern China is much less important than that of Spring Festival. General agencies and enterprises will hold year-end collective celebrations, but there are very few non-governmental activities.

National New Year’s Day

Western New Year’s Day: In 46 BC, Caesar in ancient Rome designated this day as the beginning of the Western New Year. In order to bless the double-faced god “Janus”, the door god in Roman mythology, “Janus” later evolved into “January” in English. “this phrase.
United Kingdom: On the day before New Year’s Day, every household must have wine in the bottle and meat in the cupboard. The British believe that if there is no leftover wine and meat, they will be poor in the coming year. In addition, the custom of “drilling well water” in the New Year is also popular in the UK. People strive to be the first to fetch water, thinking that the first person to fetch water is a happy person, and the water fetched is auspicious water.
Belgium: In Belgium, on the morning of New Year’s Day, the first thing in the countryside is to pay New Year’s greetings to the animals. People walked to cows, horses, sheep, dogs, cats and other animals, and said to these creatures in a serious way: “Happy New Year!”
Germany: During the New Year’s Day, every household in Germany will put up a fir tree and a horizontal tree, and the leaves will be filled with silk flowers, which means that the flowers are like brocades and the world is full of spring. They climbed onto the chairs at midnight on New Year’s Eve just before the arrival of the New Year. When the bell rang, they jumped off the chairs and threw a heavy object behind the chairs to show that they had thrown away the disaster and jumped into the New Year. In the rural areas of Germany, there is also a New Year’s custom of “tree climbing competition” to show how to advance step by step.
France: Celebrate the New Year with wine. People start to drink carnivally from New Year’s Eve until January 3rd. The French believe that the weather on New Year’s Day heralds the year ahead for the new year. In the early morning of New Year’s Day, they went to the streets to look at the wind direction for divination: when the south wind blows, it means that the weather will be good, and the year will be safe and hot; if the west wind blows, there will be a good harvest year for fishing and milking; The wind is a poor harvest year.
Italy: New Year’s Eve in Italy is a night of carnival. When night begins to fall, thousands of people flock to the streets, lighting firecrackers and fireworks, and even firing live ammunition. Men and women danced until midnight. Every household cleans up old things, smashes some breakable things in the house, and throws all old pots, bottles and jars outside the door to express the removal of bad luck and troubles. This is a traditional way for them to bid farewell to the old year and welcome the new year.
Switzerland: Swiss people have the habit of exercising on New Year’s Day. Some of them climb mountains in groups, stand on the top of the mountain facing the ice and snow, and sing loudly about the beautiful life; The road to happiness; some hold stilt-walking competitions, where men, women, old and young all take part in the battle, wishing each other good health. They welcome the new year with fitness.
Romania: On New Year’s Eve, people erect tall Christmas trees in the square and set up a stage. Citizens sang and danced while burning fireworks. Rural people pull a wooden plow decorated with various colorful flowers to celebrate the New Year.
Bulgaria: When eating on New Year’s Day, whoever sneezes will surely bring happiness to the whole family. The head of the family promises him the first sheep, cow or foal, wishing him to bring happiness to the whole family.
Greece: On New Year’s Day, every family will make a big cake with a silver coin inside. The host cuts the cake into several pieces and distributes them to family members or visiting relatives and friends. Whoever eats the cake with silver coins will become the luckiest person in the New Year, and everyone congratulates him.
Spain: On New Year’s Eve in Spain, all family members get together to celebrate with music and games. As midnight approached, as soon as the twelve o’clock bell began to strike the first ring, everyone scrambled to eat grapes. If you can eat 12 according to the bell, it symbolizes all the best in every month of the new year.
Denmark: On the eve of New Year’s Eve, every household in Denmark collects the pieces of cups and plates that are usually broken, and secretly sends them to the door of a friend’s house in the dead of night. On the morning of New Year’s Day, if there are more debris piled up in front of someone’s house, it means that his family has more friends, and the New Year must be very lucky.

(Sydney on New Year’s Day 2006)

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