New Year Celebrations

Far from around the world greeted the New Year 31 December – the first day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. Referring to the tradition to celebrate the new year 2009, meet a lot of unusual things that do not cease to amaze. Jewish New Year was celebrated for two days, which falls in September-October, but not before September 5 and no later than October 5. Jewish New Year is called Rosh Hashanah and the first day of the celebration is the day of repentance and spiritual abstractedly, and in this day Jews have made to greet each other with the words: "May you be written and signed by a good year in the Book of Life." Occurrence of Rosh Hashanah are dressed in bright clothing and a festive table challah dipped in honey or apple. The Gregorian calendar Chinese New Year was celebrated on one day between January 21 and February 21, depending on the completion of a full cycle of the winter new moon, which comes after the winter solstice.

Each New Year has its own symbolism: one of 12 animals and one of the 5 elements. Evil spirits in the Chinese New Year banished by bright fireworks launched into the sky. For the Chinese New Year means a lot, especially for family life – it is celebrated all Chinese ethnic groups: Han, , Mongols, Liyang and others. On the first day of the year, already spring, is the awakening of nature. At the end of the day of New Year China Family always welcomes their deities, who returned from the spirit world, where they talked about how the old year has passed already.