The Best New Year’s Eve Celebrations Across the Globe

 

You must have noticed that there are different calendars around the world. People from different places, different cultural origins, and identify different ethnic backgrounds follow different calendars. But in most countries, like how the emperor Julius Caesar and Pope Gregory ⅫⅠ instituted the day as the first day of the year, New Year’s Eve celebration falls on the evening of 31st December. Even though Julian and Gregorian calendars look the same they have different interests. Civilizations developed over centuries follow the Gregorian calendar and celebrate Jan 1 as New Year’s Day. Let us have a look at how different destinations around the world celebrate New Year’s Eve today.

 

Sydney

Sydney, the capital of the state of New South Wales in Australia hosts one of the most expensive NYE parties in the world. If there is any location to point out since standing out from the rest, it would be Sydney Harbour. New Year cruises on Sydney Harbour can be seen as one of the major highlights to rank first on the list. From an authentic paddlewheeler with an old-world charm to an Australian built multi-million dollar catamaran and a premium glass boat offering uninterrupted 360° harbour views, there are many options for you to choose from. You can enjoy the breathtaking views of Sydney Harbour marvels such as the illuminated Opera House and Harbour Bridge and the grandeur and splendour of the midnight fireworks display aboard a New Year’s Eve dinner cruise. Combine your harbour sightseeing experience with a restaurant-style 5-course dinner and premium Australian beverages. Indulge in a mesmerising atmosphere and click some amazing photographs in the background.

Egypt

Egypt, commonly recognised as a bright and colourful country with lifeful people can be seen as one of the most popular and most visited Middle East countries. You must have noticed that the river Nile has an important cultural significance in the history of Egypt. Egyptian New Year celebrations are always associated with the Nile River. It provided them with fertile soil, water, and essential elements for transportation and irrigation. They followed a solar calendar and celebrated the first day of the agricultural year which falls in September as New Year. The ancient Egyptians celebrated the New Year to pray for the Nile’s health and growth, to continue and enrich them with natural resources, to avoid major loss in floods, to reap a rich harvest, as well as commemorate the passage of time all year. Although the solar calendar is not official, it is still followed in Egypt by farmers and many churches. But most Egyptian cities celebrate New Year’s Eve with fireworks and parties on the evening of December 31st. If you are interested to celebrate the upcoming New Year in Egypt, you can cruise along the Nile River enjoying the fireworks display, sign up for a desert campfire, or just stroll around the major landmarks in Egypt taking in the best vibes it has to offer on a New Year’s Eve

China

Have you heard about the Chinese Lunar New Year which lasts for almost two weeks? So, if you have plans to celebrate and experience Chinese New Year’s Eve and the festival, you should really check up on their calendar, because the exact day of the Lunar Year is different every year. China is multiethnic, and there are different ethnic communities celebrating a different Lunar New Year in a very exclusive manner. From hangings in the doors and entryways wishing good health and luck to parades and lion dances across the streets, there are many things you can enjoy and experience while in China. Of course, firecrackers and fireworks are also a major part of the celebrations and are mainly used to scare away evil spirits from the previous year.

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