From Beijing to New York, today celebrations are spreading all over the world. Whether you belong to the Asian culture and follow the traditions or just want to have fun, check out the list of celebration hotspots worldwide. Top cities host parades, restaurants serve new year specialties, people are happy – aren’t that good pretty reasons to head off for a journey?
Fact: when it comes to holidays, people get carried away. New Year’s Eve is the peak of preparations, celebrations, and fun. In the midnight, people get rid of all the bad things that happened in the previous year and attract new good spirits and emotions. As an international company, we know pretty lots of hints from all around the world on how to attract extra luck. We shared some of them a year ago, and today we’ll extend the list a little bit.
Over 1.6 billion of Muslims worldwide celebrate the Holiest month of the Islamic calendar – Ramadan 2017 – starting today! The holiday is also known as Ramzan, Ramazan, Ramadhan, and Ramathan. It’s a paramount month ending with an Eid holiday for all the Muslim cultures when people fast from dusk till dawn, devote themselves to God and pray for those who are in need.
Religious fasting traditions are encouraged in many other cultures as well. Thus, Catholics give up meat for Lent, Orthodox Christians fast for over a month before Easter, and Jews fast during Yom Kippur. In Islam fasting in Ramzan is a crucial part of the religion. Muslims get closer to God through self-control observed during that Holy time, pay special attention to their inner nature and spirits.
Thanks to Gregorian calendar Western Hemisphere will step into a new 2017 year and a new life this Saturday when we all will be celebrating New Year’s Eve. However, while the most of us will be sipping champagne, dancing and having a great time with friends and family, the rest of the world will be waiting for their turn to say goodbye to 2016 as some cultures are accustomed to New Year taking place at an absolutely different time. For instance, Chinese and Vietnamese New Year is going to be late-January this time, some other cultures which follow the Julian lunar calendar will be celebrating in mid-January, while the Jewish Rosh Hashanah is in autumn.
All Hallows’ Evening
Long time ago on the All Saints Day people used to spend time honouring their ancestors and lost relatives. Nowadays Halloween is a festival in honour of death. Many people full-heartedly believe that this is an American tradition only and it is indeed one of the most brightly celebrated festivals in the US.