Christmas, the birthday of Lord Jesus, is celebrated on December 25 every year. Although Christians make up less than 5% of India’s population, Christmas is a significant occasion in India. It has become quite commercialized these days, with people of all religions joining in the festivities
New Year celebration is the best way to ring in another beautiful year filled with hope and opportunities. These two occasions are observed within a span of one week that gives people more reasons to celebrate.
Christmas is one of the most important and most enthusiastically celebrated festivals in United States. In the multi-cultural and pluralistic society of US, Christmas is celebrated in several interesting ways. However, in spite of many customs and rituals being followed there is a uniform Christmas tradition which is popularly followed in almost all states of Unites States. This includes, among other things, Christmas tree, Yule log, Christmas card, Santa Claus with his reindeers and Mistletoe. Christmas celebrations in America also vary with different climates at different places. For some, Christmas is celebrated in snow-laden colors while for others it’s a party with the family and friends on beaches followed by a great dinner.
New Year’s Day falls on January 1 and marks the start of a new year according to the Gregorian calendar. It marks the end of New Year’s Eve celebrations in the United States and gives many Americans a chance to remember the previous year.
Christmas is observed on 25 December each year to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ. In Australia, it was introduced as a result of British settlement in 1788 as the cultural norms were transferred to the new colonies
The entire Australia celebrates New Year with customs and traditions with unparalleled degrees of happiness and joy, the New Year celebrations and parties as made out in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, and Darwin are highly popular, more prominently for their grand celebrations and peculiar show of fireworks
Christmas in Canada is celebrated in much the same way as it is in other Western countries. As it is across the globe, December 25th is the official holiday in Canada, with many Canadians also taking time off on the afternoon of the 24th (Christmas Eve) as well as Boxing Day, celebrated on the 26th.
New Year’s Eve is a day of reflection of the past year’s events and a time to prepare for the New Year. It is also the last day of the Canadian tax year. Many people attend special parties or other events to mark the end of one year and the start of the next one.
Christmas Day is celebrated in the United Kingdom on December 25. It traditionally celebrates Jesus Christ’s birth but many aspects of this holiday have pagan origins. Christmas is a time for many people to give and receive gifts and prepare special festive meals.
The capital of England is a special place to welcome the new year and say goodbye to the old one. All across the city you can find places to do so: from Trafalgar Square to Buckingham Palace, London has a well-established programs of celebration all night long. Great parties are guaranteed in many London pubs and restaurants, but also at the National Museum History ice rink and many comedy clubs. Also, you cannot miss the New Year’s Day Parade on January 1st. This year marks the 30th anniversary of the parade and will welcome over 8,500 performers representing 20 countries from all over the world.
Christmas in Italy is celebrated over several weeks as Italians celebrate from early December, depending on the region, until the day of Epiphany, on the 6th of January. Especially the children look forward to the start of the Christmas season in December when Christmas trees are put up and houses are decorated.
New YEAR-Rome is considered to be, among Paris, one of the most romantic places for New Year’s Eve celebration. In case you are lucky enough to be there on that special night, you will enjoy many free concerts, plenty places offering traditional New Year’s Eve dinner (cenone), firework shows and party atmosphere. With the exception of New Year’s’ Day, everything is open, the city is beautifully lit up, from the shops and the street decorations to the giant trees at the Colosseum, Piazza Venezia and Saint Peter’s. Circo Massimo, Piazza del Popolo, and the Auditorium are just some of the amazing places waiting for you with their special programs.
Scotland in winter is simply magical. Smell the air, it’s crisp and fresh. In the city, the lights of the Christmas markets sparkle like diamonds, drawing happy shoppers in. In the country, hotels and pubs are lighting the fires and closing the curtains to create a warm, homely welcome for weary travellers. While the whole country is preparing food, drink and entertainment for the biggest party of the year – Hogmanay, when Scotland says hello to the new year. You’ll find that Christmas in Scotland has all the ingredients for the perfect festive break.
Edinburgh’s Hogmanay is one of the biggest New Year celebrations in the world. It all starts on December 30th, with Torchlight Procession towards Calton Hill where it ends with magnificent fireworks. On Hogmanay itself, the celebration moves to the Princes Street in the very centre of Scotland’s capital beneath the Edinburgh Castle. Together with DJs, a band, giant screens, outdoor bars, food stands and worldwide famous Hogmanay firework show, thousands of people welcome the new year.
In the North East of France, Christmas celebrations begin on the 6 December – also known as Saint Nicholas’ Day.
On the night of 5 December (the eve of Saint Nicholas) children place their shoes at the entrance to their house. They also leave a carrot and a sugar lump for Saint Nicholas’ donkey. During the night, the saint arrives bringing treats for the children to find in their shoes in the morning.
The French capital is known worldwide as the City of Love, so it is one of the top destinations for waiting a new year surrounded by romantic atmosphere and luxurious illumination. For an unforgettable experience, rent a boat and observe the magnificent Paris eating a special festive menu while listening to a live orchestra. For those wishing for a bit wilder and crazier evening, you can visit the fabulous street party at Avenue des Champs-Elysees, where there will be lots of champagne and “papillotes”, France’s chocolate holiday candies wrapped in gold paper. There are a number of spots closeby for dining, drinking and dancing before and after midnight. Magnificent spectacles will be organized close to the Eiffel Tower known for its light shows and at the Arc de Triomphe, as well
Christmas celebrations start in Germany on 24th December (Christmas Eve) when Christmas gifts are exchanged. On 25th December (Christmas Day) and 26 December, usually the family gets together for celebrations and also the religious Christians will visit Christmas mass during these days. The German festive season starts at the end of November or early December with the Advent celebrations. During the festive season, many cities and towns hold christmas markets which open usually from beginning of December until Christmas eve.
More than million people gather around at the Brandenburg Gate to welcome 2022. Party tents, light shows, outdoor bars and food stands occupy more than 2 kilometers of space to make your night spectacular. If you wish to go to some club, crazy fun is guaranteed in Kulturbrauerei, with more than 15 floors of different music, so you will definitely find what suits you. Also, the Silvesterclub, Spreespeicher and Bassy Club promise a lot of fun as well. If you wish for a quieter atmosphere, you can always rent an apartment with beautiful views of Berlin or go to some of the city restaurants and enjoy the German specialties and live music.
Although Christianity is a complex religion divided into many different sects, the celebration of the birth of Jesus is a shared tradition among most, regardless of their differences. As a minority religion in the Middle East, Christians not only celebrate Christmas as a religious holiday but also take it as an opportunity to open their doors to their Muslim and Jewish neighbors.
One of the most famous places for an extravagant New Year’s Eve, the Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building, displays an awe-inspiring explosion of fireworks at midnight. Thousands of people gather at Dubai Mall located right next to the Burj Khalifa, or around the surrounding bars or cafes for an up-close look at probably the biggest New Year’s celebration in the Middle East.