Cultures and traditions vary in different parts of the world but almost all of them are meant to bring happiness, prosperity and good luck in the New Year. So if you think you can be a little more traditional this New Year, you can try any of the above.

If you do a little research you will come to know that be it the western or the eastern part of the world, New Year is celebrated with equal enthusiasm everywhere.

However, as the year in the calendar marks a transition, the various New Year Traditions and Customs followed during the period remain as it is. Here are some of the interesting ways to celebrate the New Year across the globe.

New Year’s Eve traditions in Hawaii, USA

New Year is one of the most funfilled festivals celebrated at a mass scale throughout the year. This is one of the festivities which provide ample scope to be happy at the fullest level. There happen to be a series of enchanting plans and programs that thrive within the transition from one New Year to […]

New Year’s Eve traditions in Mexico

Mexico is a culturally rich country. Mexican New Year is celebrated with a number of traditions. A number of colors are associated with the Mexican New Year traditions and each of the color refers to some significant thoughts. For example, red New Year decoration signifies courage, love, and a better lifestyle. Yellow signifies enjoyment and […]

New Year’s Eve traditions in New York, USA

New York, every man’s dream state, celebrates New Year as flamboyantly as it itself is. The famous skyline of New York City, in itself seems to be leading the entire New Year celebrations happening across the city. The way with which the high towers and skyscrapers of the city are intently illuminated makes it worth […]

New Year’s Eve traditions in USA

Come and be part of the celebrations to discover the US New Year traditions and enjoy the fun filled moments on the new year eve. The United States od America are of diversified culture with different ethnic background people. You would enjoy the various traditions of New Year in the US. New year is a […]

New Year’s Eve traditions in Nigeria

Nigeria, located in the Western part of Africa, is prominently a nation of people belonging to two beliefs- Christianity and Islamism. All the festivals as celebrated in Nigeria are highly influenced by the traditions of both the religions. New Year’s Day, which is celebrated in Nigeria in accordance to Georgian calendar, i.e. on January 1st, […]

New Year’s Eve traditions in Pakistan

The Muslim nation of Pakistan celebrates New Year according to Islamic calendar. It is popularly called as ‘Nawrooz’ or in its literal meaning a ‘New Day by Pakistanis. According to Georgian calendar, it falls in and around the month of March. It is traditionally considered to be the initiation of the revitalization of the nature, […]

New Year’s Eve traditions in Paraguay

The landlocked country of South America, Paraguay celebrates its New Year in concord with most of the rest of the world on January 1. New Year is also called as ‘Ano Viejo’. The New Year celebrations in Paraguay are grand, with lots of merrymaking, enthusiasm, fascination, and dynamism involved in it. Also, they do make […]

New Year’s Eve traditions in Philippines

New Year happens to be one of the biggest festivals that gets celebrated in Philippines with grandeur and great enthusiasm. Apart from modern trends of social gatherings and parties’ people here also follow almost all the age old traditions and customs that have been prevailing since long. The New year eve or the Bisperas ng […]

New Year’s Eve traditions in Portugal

Portugal, the country located in the southwestern part of Europe, celebrates its New Year according to Georgian calendar on the date of January 1. New Year Celebrations in Portugal People in Portugal love to spend their New Year time, either by spending it with their near and dear ones at house parties, or by being […]

New Year’s Eve traditions in Romania

Romania, a country located in the intersection of the Central and Southeastern Europe, celebrates its New Year on January 1. New Year Day is also referred as St. Vasile’s Day in Romania. All the people in Romania put in dedicated efforts to give a positive start to the New Year, which they hope to be […]

New Year’s Eve traditions in Russia

Soviet Union is not untouched by the customs of any festivals. Explore the Russian New Year traditions and know about the beautiful rituals and customs practiced by their families. From decorations, cuisines, entertainment and celebration methods – there is lot more to discover about Russian culture and traditions. Unlike, any other countries Russia celebrates New […]

New Year’s Eve traditions in Singapore

The exquisite Singapore celebrates New Year with lot of grandeur, splendor, and enthusiasm. All the major celebrations as made in and around the time of New Year are in accordance to the Chinese traditions and customs. On the basis of the traditional lunar calendar, an extended fifteen days of revels go on to celebrate the […]

New Year’s Eve traditions in Slovakia

The first date of the Georgian calendar, i.e. January 1st, marks the arrival of the moment of New Year for the people of Slovakia. Slovakia, which is located in the Central European region, celebrates its New Year with lot of fervor and liveliness. People refer New Year’s Eve as Silvester, which is the term taken […]

New Year’s Eve traditions in Sweden

Sweden, the Northern European country, celebrates New Year on January 1. New Year in Sweden is considered to be the perfect time for everyone to have some enthralling time, and thus everyone ensure to celebrate it with splendor and joy. One gets to see the true spirit and the essence of New Year, when people […]

New Year’s Eve traditions in Ukraine

Ranking among the most auspicious events celebrated across the world. New Year is celebrated by millions of people and brings people of all races, creeds, customs and ages together. All countries celebrate the first day of the year in their own possible way. There is nothing more exciting than hosting parties among your relatives and […]

New Year’s Eve traditions in Washington, USA

The state of Washington celebrates its New Year according to Georgian calendar on January 1, in concord with rest of the United States. Apart from the customary celebrations, the traditional New Year celebrations as made in Washington are highly drawn from the traditions of United States. New Year Celebrations in Washington Washington offers enormous number […]

New Year’s Eve traditions in New Zealand

The beautiful island country of New Zealand, which comprises of many small and big size islands, celebrates New Year on January 1 in accordance to the Georgian calendar. New Year is considered to be an absolute festival on its own by the natives of New Zealand. It is the time of the year, when some […]

New Year’s Eve traditions in Norway

The Kingdom of Norway, or what eminently called as Norway, is a beautiful country located in Europe. Apart from being rich in economy and growth, it is considered as equally rich in its heritage and tradition. New Year celebrations as made all around the Norway are an intact part of those traditions, followed by the […]

New Year’s Eve traditions in Panama

Panama, the southernmost land on the Central America, celebrates its New Year on January 1st, according to the Georgian calendar. New Year is a time of the year when the natives of Panama like to have a good gala time. They spend most of their New Year’s time in the company of great food, fine […]

New Year’s Eve traditions in Poland

The Central European country of Poland, celebrates its New Year on the date of January 1st. The time in and around New Year is excitedly awaited by everyone in the Poland. New Year’s Day, out of its traditional relevance, is also called as St. Sylvester’s Eve. According to legends, it is associated with Pope Sylvester […]

New Year’s Eve traditions in Rome, Italy

Traditional Roman New Year was observed in March and was known by the name of Kalends or Calends. The festivities that ran for three days saw the eradication of social status or any kind of social discrimination, and gave people the freedom to enjoy the days as is. To mark this, it was the custom […]

New Year’s Eve traditions in Spain

Like all other places in the world, New Year is widely celebrated in Spain with great zeal and enthusiasm. It is celebrated there as “Nochevieja” whose literal meaning is “old night” and lots of Spanish traditions are associated with it. Most of the Spanish like to spend the New Year eve and the New Year […]

New Year’s Eve traditions in Switzerland

New Year celebrations across the world involve different traditions and customs. In every tradition, the main focus is on celebrating the end of a year and welcoming the beginning of a New Year with new hopes and promises. In Switzerland as well, this is no different. In fact, there are some New Year customs in […]

New Year’s Eve traditions in Venezuela

The tropical South American country of Venezuela celebrates New Year on January 1 according to Georgian calendar. Being considered as an important festival as well as time of the year, New Year is celebrated with great spectacle and display by the natives of Venezuela. The high-energy celebrations, in the light of the traditions and customs […]

New Year’s Eve traditions in Argentina

Argentina, the second largest country of South America, is considered to be a land where people prefer to strictly abide by the customs and traditions of the country, and more precisely the beliefs of Roman Catholic. Argentina holds a long ancient history of passing on these traditions and customs from one generation to another. Traditionally, […]

New Year’s Eve traditions in Austria

New Year in Austria is celebrated on the date of January 1 of the Georgian calendar. It was in the year of 1691, when Pope Innocent XII officially declared January 1 as the date of the New Year, and since then Austrians celebrate New Year on January 1 with great zest and spirit. It is […]

New Year’s Eve traditions in Brazil

Brazil, the fifth largest country of the world and the largest country of South America, celebrates New Year as its very own, intrinsic, and traditional festival. For the fact, New Year is considered to be the one of the most prominent and widely celebrated festivals of Brazilian people. New Year, which is also called as […]

New Year’s Eve traditions in Berlin, Germany

Berlin, the capital city of Germany, is considered as one of the best hangout zones on the planet to be in, on the occasion of New Year. Some of the most enthralling and memorable moments of life and of New Year can undoubtedly be experienced in Berlin. It is a very special part of the […]

New Year’s Eve traditions in Canada

The first day of the Georgian calendar, i.e. January 1 is celebrated as New Year in the North American country of Canada. New Year Day is observed as a legitimate holiday in the whole of Canada. In case, if New Year Day falls on any of the day of a weekend, then the very next […]

New Year’s Eve traditions in Bulgaria

The European country of Bulgaria is very legendary in terms of its celebrations and festivities, and the same aspect is very much perceptible in the New Year celebrations as made in the country. New Year in Bulgaria is also called as St. Basil’s Day or popularly as ‘Survaki’. It is considered to be a prominent […]

New Year’s Eve traditions in Colombia

New Year is considered as a very prominent and special time by the natives of Colombia. Colombia is considered as a country with a blend of different rich customs, and traditions, which are pretty perceptible by the way with which people in Colombia engage and celebrate New Year. Colombia, which is situated in the northwest […]

New Year’s Eve traditions in China

New Year in China is completely different and unique from any of the New Year celebrations made in any part of the world. In China, New Year is also called as ‘Gung Hay Fat Choy’ or ‘The Spring Festival’. It is marked as the most important festival of Chinese culture and tradition. The day of […]

New Year’s Eve traditions in Costa Rica

The Central American country of Costa Rica celebrates New Year on January 1. In and around the time of New Year, the natives of Costa Rica prefer to spend quality time with close friends and family. People make most of the holiday time, and let themselves loose off to relax as well as party hard […]

New Year’s Eve traditions in Egypt

The New Year in Egypt is a public holiday that is observed with much fanfare. Although in the present times the date of the New Year is declared much beforehand thanks to the blessings of technology, but as per the traditions the official announcements are made at the mosque only after the sighting of the […]

New Year’s Eve traditions in Dominican Republic

When the New Year knocks at the door, every country celebrates it in its own way, following its own culture and traditions. They may vary from place to place but the spirit of welcoming the New Year with a bang remains the same. Just like all other countries, the Dominican Republic also follows its own […]

New Year’s Eve traditions in France

The European country of France celebrates New Year on the day of January 1 of Georgian calendar. New Year day is popularly called as Jour des Étrennes, and le Jour de I’An. New Year day celebrations are referred as ‘Reveillion’. For the fact, it is counted as amongst the oldest festivals of France, and thus […]

New Year’s Eve traditions in England, UK

England, a major part of United Kingdom, celebrates New Year on the day of January 1, i.e. the first day of the first month of the Georgian calendar. The date was declared as the New Year in 1752. Before 1752, England celebrated its New Year on Christmas Day, i.e. 25th December. History of England celebrated […]

New Year’s Eve traditions in Japan

New Year is definitely one of the most important occasions in Japanese calendar. All Japanese families celebrate this occasion with elan and vigor. It is celebrated on January 1, but before 1873, it was observed according to the Chinese lunar calendar. Even though the date of the celebration has changed, the occasion is celebrated with […]

New Year’s Eve traditions in Sri Lanka

Different parts of the world celebrate New Year in a different way, in some countries; the time of celebration also differs. New Year in Sinhalese or Sri Lanka, popularly called Aluth Avurudhu, is observed on the 13th and 14th of April every year. It is a solar festival that begins as the Sun enters to […]

New Year’s Eve traditions in Ireland

Ireland, a majestic island situated in the northwestern part of the Europe, celebrates New Year according to Georgian calendar, and thus has January 1 as its New Year Day. It is prominently called as Lá Caille or Lá Bliana Nua by the natives of Ireland. New Year’s Day is observed as a public holiday, with […]

New Year’s Eve traditions in London, UK

Without any second thoughts, the London city can be called as the most fascinating New Year Day location in the entire Europe. Right from the parties it host all over the town, to the firecrackers show it has at the New Year midnight, each and everything London does on New Year’s Eve and New Year’s […]

New Year’s Eve traditions in Paris, France

Paris, the capital city of France and the synonym of the ‘City of Light’, is eminently known for its reflective class and style, and also for its rich heritage and ancient culture. It is also considered as one amongst the most beautiful and romantic places on the planet. The beautiful city of Paris celebrates its […]

New Year’s Eve traditions in Australia

New Year is considered as a time of optimism by one and all, and Australia is no different. The whole of Australia engage itself in enthusiastic celebrations of New Year, with customs and traditions holding the core of it. They follow the rule of Georgian calendar, and thus consider January 1 as the date and […]

New Year’s Eve traditions in United Kingdom

January I is a big day in the lives of those living in United Kingdom, as it is the day of New Year. The tradition of celebrating New Year on January 1 according to Georgian calendar began officially in the year of 1752. People in United Kingdom eagerly wait for its arrival. When New Year […]

New Year’s Eve traditions in Denmark

The country of Denmark is geographically located in the northern part of Europe. It celebrates arrival of a New Year according to Georgian calendar dates, and thus has January 1 as their date of New Year. Apart from New Year’s Day and New Year’s Eve, few preceding days leading to them are also joyfully celebrated […]

New Year’s Eve traditions in Germany

New Year is popularly called as Neujahr in Germany. It is celebrated on January 1, the first day of the first month of the Georgian calendar. People in Germany hold lot of fervor and zeal for the New Year celebrations. Many efforts go into planning to ensure a grand farewell to the old year and […]

New Year’s Eve traditions in Amsterdam, Netherlands

Amsterdam celebrates New Year on January 1, i.e. the first date of the first month of the Georgian calendar. New Year is referred as Oudjaarsdag or Oudjaarsavond, which respectively means “Old Year’s Day” and “Old Year’s Evening”. In some places, New Year’s Eve is referred as “Oud en Nieuw”, which in its literal meaning stands […]

New Year’s Eve traditions in Belgium

New year is one occasion that it celebrated all across the world with the same spirit of welcoming the new but letting the old pass by gracefully. Though different people follow different traditions and customs to live up to the spirit, yet the true essence behind every such ritual is to enjoy and be together […]

New Year’s Eve traditions in Cambodia

Have you ever heard of a New Year celebration that lasts long for 3 days? Well if you manage to visit to Cambodia during the New Year, you may witness it. The Chaul Chnam Thmey or the New Year in Cambodia is widely celebrated by the locals with grandeur and pomp. It starts on the […]

New Year’s Eve traditions in Connecticut, USA

The state of Connecticut is located in the New England region of the northeastern part of United States. It is considered as amongst the wealthiest and most developed parts of the United States. Also, Connecticut has gained immense popularity as a beautiful tourist spot to visit, because of its stunning and diverse landscapes. The wealth […]

New Year’s Eve traditions in Greece

In Greece New Year’s Day is also celebrated as the Feast of Saint Basil who was one of the forefathers of the Greek Orthodox Church. Also known by the name of Protochronia, Greek New Year celebrations is a mix of traditional rites and modern frolic. The morning of the New Year comes alive as children […]

New Year’s Eve traditions in Holland, Netherlands

Holland, as the western part of the Netherlands is eminently called, celebrates New Year on the first date of the first month of the Georgian calendar, i.e. January 1st. Without a doubt, it can be called as the best time for anyone to visit Holland, as the whole of Holland seems to be celebrating this […]

New Year’s Eve traditions in Italy

You are visiting Italy this New Year and are very excited to explore the celebrations happening in Rome and Venice. Discover the Italian New Year traditions to know more about the ritual and festivities of this awaited holiday. On visiting any part of this beautiful country you can find various Italian New Year customs. Venice, […]

New Year’s Eve traditions in Netherlands

Netherlands, if one searches in a globe, will find it in the north western part of Europe. The very beautiful nation of Netherlands celebrates its New Year festival day on January 1 according to the Georgian calendar. People of Netherlands are said to have one of the most unique and interesting New Year celebrations on […]