People around the world will celebrate the New Year at midnight December 31st by dancing, singing, shooting off fireworks, giving gifts, and making resolutions.
But January 1st is not the only day the new year is celebrated. Chinese New Year is celebrated in January or February by cleaning house, hanging red lanterns and eating a special dinner with family. Nowruz, the Iranian new year, is celebrated in March by setting a table with seven special dishes with names that begin with the letter S. Thailand’s celebrates the new year in April with the festival Songkran by riding decorated elephants and having the world’s biggest water fight. Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish celebration of a new year, is held in September or October when you eat apples and honey in hopes that God blesses you with a sweet and happy new year. And Diwali, the festival of lights, is the beginning of the Hindu new year celebrated in either October or November.
Every month around the world the beginning of a new year is being celebrated with people are wishing each other a Happy New Year! How do you celebrate?