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New Year’s Around the World : 

EDUC 550 Fernando Torres New Year’s Around the World

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There are many ways to say “Happy New Year!” Arabic: Kul 'aam u antum salimoun Chinese: Chu Shen Tan Dutch: Gullukkig Niuw Jaar Finnish: Onnellista Uutta Vuotta French: Bonne Annee German: Prosit Neujahr Greek: Eftecheezmaenos o Kaenooryos hronos Hebrew: L'Shannah Tovah Tikatevu Hindi: Niya Saa Moobaarak Irish (Gaelic): Bliain nua fe mhaise dhuit Italian: Buon Capodanno Polish: Szczesliwego Nowego Roku Portuguese: Feliz Ano Novo Russian: S Novim Godom Spanish: Feliz Ano Neuvo Prospero Ano Nuevo Vietnamese: Cung-Chuc Tan-Xuan

Not everyone celebrates the New Year on January 1st : 

Not everyone celebrates the New Year on January 1st This Rosh Hashanah will take place on September 8th at sundown in 2010. The Jewish New Year is called Rosh Hashanah and the date is based on the lunar calendar.

Chinese New Year : 

Chinese New Year This year the Chinese New Year was on February 14th and this is the year of the tiger. The Chinese New Year is called, “Lunar New Year” and begins on the first day of the Chinese calendar. It lasts for fifteen days. Friends and family exchange red packets, with money, for good luck.

Islamic New Year : 

Islamic New Year In 2010, this was on December 7th. Happens on the first day of Muharram, the first month in the Islamic Calendar. The Islamic New Year is called, Al Hijra. It celebrates Mohammad making it to Medina.

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Gregorian New Year Even is countries that celebrate their own New Year's, such as China, is has become popular to recognize January 1st as a global event. Large firework demonstrations take place in New York, London, and Sydney. In countries that use the Gregorian calendar, such as in the west, the 1st of January is when New Year's is celebrated. The celebration in Times Square, New York, has become a major event with a LED ball that drops as people countdown to New Year's. In western culture, it is customary to kiss your significant other and sing, Auld Lang Syne.

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Resources http://www.coolquiz.com/trivia/explain/docs/newyears.asp www.123newyear.com http://holidays.kaboose.com/what-is-chinese-new-year.html http://www.irishcultureandcustoms.com/acalend/Samhain.html

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