Who doesn’t like parties and celebrations? I am asking this question because a new year is about to come. A New Year is a time to say goodbye to the current year and welcome New Year. It is a time of parties, eating special foods and celebrations. It is a time of making new resolutions and setting new goals.
As a New Year is about to come, everyone is busy to welcome the New Year 2020. Everyone wants to send a good happy New Year message to their family & friends, colleagues, partners, near & dear ones.
Here, we have a collection of Happy New Year greetings, messages, wishes, quotes, images and many more. You can use these messages, greetings, images, etc to wish your loved ones a happy new year 2020.
New Year is one of the most favorite celebrations across the globe. Many cultures celebrate it in different ways. There are many traditions, superstitions and interesting facts about the New Year.
Before checking the New Year’s wishes, let’s explore some interesting and weird facts about the New Year celebration.
Interesting facts about New Year
The first time New Year was celebrated in Rome 4000 years ago. Roman emperor, Julius Caesar was the first to declare January 1 a national holiday.
The month name January is derived from Roman god Janus. The Roman god Janus had two faces. One face looking forward and another looking back. Julius Caesar thought the month name of New Year was the perfect fit.
Most of the countries follow the Gregorian calendar now and celebrate New Year on Jan 1. Still, many countries and cultures celebrate it according to their religious or traditional customs on different dates.
Different cultures and different calendars
Most of the countries now use the Gregorian calendar. According to the Gregorian calendar, the first day of the civil year is Jan 1. So people celebrate the New Year on Jan 1.
In this fashion, many countries celebrate New Year two times, according to the Gregorian calendar and according to their traditional calendar.
It took a very long time to adopt the Gregorian calendar as a universal standard by different countries. It started around the 15th century. And some countries adopted it in the late 20th century.
American tradition says by eating leafy greens you can become more prosperous. So many people eat leafy greens on New Year as a tradition. In some parts, people eat black-eyed peas on New Year.
Millions of people come to watch the ball drop at Times Square in New York City. This tradition of ball drop is more than 100 years old. It started because of a ban on fireworks in 1907.
At New Year’s midnight Spanish people eat 12 grapes. 12 grapes are a symbol of the next 12 lucky months. They also believe that grapes keep away evil.
New Year’s celebration starts with fireworks and noise making. It is believed in ancient times that noise and fire keep evil spirits away and bring good luck.
Denmark has this interesting tradition of smashing dishes against a friend’s front door. People go to their friends’ homes to smash dishes. Larger the pile of dishes at your door, luckier you are. It means you have many loyal friends.
Namahage is a tradition in Japan. In Japan, men makeup and dress like demons and scare the children. They go to all the houses and scare the children into behaving for their parents.
Which fact or tradition you found interesting? If you know any such New Year fact or tradition, please share in the comments.
Now let us see the New Year quotes and wishes.
Happy New Year Quotes & Wishes
Which happy new year quote do you like? Which is your favorite quote? Please do share in the comments.
Wish you a very happy new year.
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