story: New Year's Eve; 31st of december 2020;
"The New Year within the 'New Year'!".
• Most of the countries in the world uses the Gregorian calendar as their civil calendar, 1 January according to that calendar is among the most celebrated public holidays in the world.
• New year mostly observed with fireworks at the stroke of midnight as the new year starts in each time zone. Traditions include making New Year's resolutions and calling one's friends and family.
What is "New Year"?
New Year is the time or day at which a new calendar year begins and the calendar's year count increments by one. Many cultures celebrate the event in some manner, and the 1st day of January is often marked as a national holiday.
Why and How different communities observe and celebrate New Year:
It's 31st december of 2020 and while you are getting ready to celebrate the "New year's eve" with joy and harmony. But before that a little knowledge booster is always helpful to rock the party with friends and family even harder, so here's some interesting facts about the "New year" and it's celebration "among us" with different cultures/ religious views.
The Christian New Year:
Begins on January First According to the Gregorian Calendar
The Gregorian calendar is the calendar used in most of the world. It was introduced in October 1582 by Pope Gregory XIII as a minor modification of the Julian calendar, reducing the average year from 365.25 days to 365.2425 days, and adjusting for the drift in the 'tropical' or 'solar' year that the inaccuracy had caused during the intervening centurie.
The above calander system is what the most of the world today uses, and hance people celebrate the 31st of december's night as "New year's eve" and then following 1st january as "New year's 1st day"!
Saying/texting "Happy new year ! " tirelessly
The Islamic New Year:
The Islamic New Year also called the Hijri New Year or Arabic New Year, is the day that marks the beginning of a new Hijri year, and is the day on which the year count is incremented. The first day of the Islamic year is observed by Muslims on the first day of the month of Muharram.
The Hindu Dharma's New Year:
There are plenty different days throughout the year on which the different regions of India, celebrates "New Year's Day".
Observance is determined by whether the lunar calendar is being followed or the solar calendar. Those regions which follow the Solar calendar, the new year falls on "Baisakhi" in North and Central India, and some other parts of India too, this day falls during 14th or 15th of the month of April. And Those following Lunar calendar consider the month of Chaitra (corresponding to March-April) as the first month of the year, so the new year is celebrated on the first day of this month.
In Gujarat India the new year is celebrated as the day after Diwali as well as in Rajasthan. As per the Hindu Calendar, it falls on "Shukla Paksha Pratipada" in the "Hindu month of Kartik". As per the Indian Calendar based on Lunar Cycle, Kartik is the first month of the year and the New Year in Gujarat falls on the first bright day of Kartik (Ekam). In other parts of India, New Year Celebrations begin in the spring.
Diwali is celebrated as the first day of the Vikram Samvat calendar which is the first day of the month Kartik, hance a large number of people in India also consider this a "New year's day".
The most "populated" country on the planet China has it's own New year and celebrations called 'Spring Festival' refers to the same festival more commonly known in English as the 'Chinese New Year'. As the name suggests, this festival celebrates both the beginning of a new lunar year (according to the Chinese Lunar Calendar) and the beginning of spring. Although modern-day China uses the Gregorian calendar, the traditional Chinese calendar governs holidays—such as the Chinese New Year and Lantern Festival.
These are just a few examples of the diversity that exist on the "New year's celebrations" it self, and the list of diversity goes beond one's capability to pan down, "among us", "the Humans".
Even after all those "differences/ diversities", we all just wish and pray to live and let live, coexist, with all the joy and happiness to each and every one around us!
"HAPPY NEW YEAR AGAIN!".