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Jan 1, 2024


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Sandhya Shrestha
Happy New Year 2024
Happy New Year 2024

The world celebrates various events to welcome New Year 2024 bidding Goodbye to 2023.NewYear is a refreshing and rejoicing mood that gives us inspiration to start new work with newer resolutions and also by reaffirming good intentions on our march towards development and prosperity.

The New Year is the time or day at which a new calendar year begins and the calendar’s year count increments by one.

New Year’s Day, also simply called New Year, is observed on 1 January, the first day of the year on the modern Gregorian calendar as well as the Julian calendar.

New Year’s Eve, the last day of the year, is on 31 December. In many countries, New Year’s Eve is celebrated with various events including evening parties, and light fireworks continue into the early hours of January 1. Besides, Lunar calendar’s New Year, there are Chinese New Year, the Islamic New Year, Tamil New Year and the Jewish New Year. India, Nepal, Bangladesh, Thailand, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Indonesia, celebrate New Year on dates according to their own calendars that are movable in the Gregorian calendar.

Among many events worldwide, the most iconic New Year’s tradition is the dropping of giant ball in United States’ New York City’s Times Square at the stroke of midnight of which millions of people around the world watch the event.

This event has been taken place since 1907.

English New Year starts on 1st January but, in some parts of the world people celebrate New Year on based of their cultures and dates. Many national civil calendars in the Western World and beyond have changed to using one fixed date for New Year’s Day, January 1—most doing so when they adopted the Gregorian calendar.

New Year will bring joy and happiness to their lives. The start of the New Year is like a new beginning in our life. Thus, the New Year is celebrated rejoicing or quietly but colourfully doing every possible thing to make the upcoming year better.

It is also important to look back with nostalgia and with pride at the achievements of the past successes and failures, happiness and sadness and relieving the memories of those who are no more with us but also to plan further action on the basis of these.

As New Year heralds new beginnings and brings faith in and promise to life, it is also known as a Harbinger of Hope. Thus, people visit different shrines to start a new life from that day and vow not to repeat their bad karma.

At present modern traditions of celebrating the New Year have been imported from the West. So, people go for picnics and outdoor sports too. Sometimes they gather in one place to celebrate the New Year.

Looking through the history of the New Year, the tradition of celebration has varied and many new ways have been added too. This day is notable not only as New Year’s Day but also as a day of festivity and of religious sanctity. Itis said that every New Year is traditionally the right moment to take stock.

And so, there is an optimistic tint for the whole year to be colourful as idyllic as the country’s picturesque scenery. This would seem to be almost the opposite moment now to look at where we stand today.

Let’s hope the New Year 2024 that is to begin TODAY will bring peace, prosperity and good health to all the people of the world and Nepalese too.

Cultures around the world and through history have commemorated the ending of one year and the beginning of another with special foods, music and other rituals.

A similar practice occurred in ancient Rome, after the reform-minded emperor Julius Caesar tinkered with the calendar and established January 1 as the beginning of the new year circa 46 B.C. Named for Janus, the two-faced god whose spirit inhabited doorways and arches, January had special significance for the Romans. Believing that Janus symbolically looked backwards into the previous year and ahead into the future, the Romans offered sacrifices to the deity and made promises of good conduct for the coming year.

As 2023 saw enormous suffering, violence, conflicts, loss of human lives, hunger and disease the year 2024 should be a year for rebuilding trust and restoring hope.

Kiribati island country in the central Pacific Ocean was the first country to pop Champagne, welcoming 2024 while other countries are gearing up to ring in the New Year while Baker Island and Howland located near the United States will be the last places in the world to welcome the new year.

A Very Happy & Prosperous New Year 2024!!!