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New Years Around The World

Tuesday, December 31, 2013 posted by Joan
Happy New Year Engraved Stones

Happy New Year Engraved Stones

New Years is the time at which a new calendar year begins.  The New Year of our Gregorian calendar, January 1, is in worldwide use in modern times.  However in some cultures, the event is celebrated on different dates throughout the year. Many celebrate and give small gifts, like a personalized stone etching, for the holiday.

The most common modern dates of celebration are listed below.

  • In the Eastern Orthodox Church, the religious New Year falls on January 14 according to the Julian calendar.  The orthodox churches of Georgia, Russia, Serbia and Ukraine celebrate on this date.
  • The Chinese New Year, known as the Lunar New Year, occurs every year on the new moon of the first lunar month.  It can fall any time between January 21 and February 21.
  • The Iranian New Year is on the spring equinox, and usually occurs on  March 20 or 21.
  • Rosh Hashana is a Jewish, two day holiday, which occurs in September or October marking the beginning of the Hebrew New Year.


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