Sunday, 9 February 2014

Could we celebrate the New Year every month of the year?

Hmong New Year
Various cultures celebrate the New Year based on different calendars and dates of religious significance. Could it be possible to attend a New Years celebration every month of the year.

Here are a few different New Year celebrations I could find, can you add any more to fill in the blank months? I need ideas for May, July, August and October.

  • 1st of January The first day of the year in the Gregorian calendar
  • The Eastern Orthodox Church, the civil New Year falls on Gregorian 14 January (1 January in the Julian calendar)
  • Mid January - Karen New Year is celebrated on the first day of the month of Pyathoe, in the Karen calendar. 
  • February The Chinese New Year and Vietnamese Tet, also known as the Lunar New Year, occurs every year on the new moon of the first lunar month, about the beginning of spring.
  • The Iranian New Year, called Nowruz, is the day containing the exact moment of the Northward equinox, which usually occurs on 20 or 21 March
  • The Balinese New Year, based on the Saka Calendar (Balinese-Javanese Calendar), is called Nyepi, and it falls on Bali's Lunar New Year about 20 to 25 March.
  • The Assyrian New Year, called Rish Nissanu, occurs on the first day of April.
  • April The Water Festival is the form of similar new year celebrations taking place in many Southeast Asian countries, on the day of the full moon of the 11th month on the lunisolar calendar each year. The date of the festival was originally set by astrological calculation, but it is now fixed on 13–15 April.

Suggestions needed

  • June The Kutchi people celebrate Kutchi New Year on Ashadi Beej, that is 2nd day of Shukla paksha of Aashaadha month of Hindu calender.

Suggestions needed


Suggestions needed

  • September The French Revolutionary Calendar, in force in France from 1793 to 1805 and briefly under the Paris Commune in 1871, began the calendar year on the day of the Southward equinox - 22, 23, or 24 September.
  • Sept In the Coptic Orthodox Church, the New Year, called Neyrouz, coincides with 11 September in the Gregorian calendar between

Suggestions needed

  • November Some neo-pagans celebrate their interpretation of Samhain (a festival of the ancient Celts, held around 1 November) as a New Year's Day representing the new cycle of the Wheel of the Year, although they do not use a different calendar that starts on this day.
  • Late November to early December November Hmong New year

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