Showing posts with label new year. Show all posts
Showing posts with label new year. Show all posts

Nowruz, Persian New Year - March 21

Nowruz (Persian: New Day) is the Persian New Year and Spring Day. It begins on March 21 or 20, the spring equinox and lasts 13 days during which Iranians go on national holiday. On the 13th day of the holiday everyone goes out to celebrate and have picnics, this day is called ‘Sizdah bedarer’ and it concludes the holiday.
The holiday Nowruz is an ancient holiday that is over 3,000 years old. It belongs to the Zoroastrian religion, the ancient Persian religion that existed before Islam. The calendar of the Zoroastrians is according to the sun and therefore it is customary to celebrate the beginning of the year on the day of equality that heralds the beginning of spring.

Polar Bear Plunge Day- 1st January

On January 1 of each year, there is"Polar Bear Plunge" or "Polar Bear Swim Day" in frozen sea water in the United States, Canada, the Netherlands and England. 

Polar Bear Day is a new year tradition, a day where participants enter the sea despite the low temperature. 

In the United States and Canada have this day typically to raise money for charity. However, in Canada it is also a day of celebration of the new year. 

The Netherlands celebrate this day, the top of every new year since 1960, about 10,000 people collectively dive ice-cold sea water in the resort town of Scheveningen, the Dutch central coast. 89 places at beaches and lakes all over the Netherlands, every year, about 30,000 people participate in "Nieuwjaarsduik" (with subtitles: New Year's dive), with a record of 36,000 participants was on January 1, 2012. 

 Britain celebrated the first day of the year the "Loony Dook 'annual meeting in South Queensferry, Scotland. Thousands of people come to attend dip in the sea. Participants usually also regularly get dressed crazy-style event and also meet local parade through the city, which normally act as "LOONY" (crazy) continue the "Dook". The significance of the icy water baptism tradition on this day is that the new year may start throwing yourself into the cold water and then later on it will be easier. 

What fun it is to feel like a polar bear one day. If you come to a place where celebrate the plunge of the polar bear and want also to try, remember our people, no fat and fur that protect the polar bears in the Arctic cold. If you enter the sea, come slowly, your body will not go into shock, and worry about the hot and dry clothes after leaving and something warm to drink and eat.

People in Ballston Lake, New York, welcoming new year by Polar bear plunge -source: Youtube

January 1 is also Bloody Mary Day and Euro Day

Novy God- 31 December

Novy God (Russian: Новый Год) is the Russian phrase for "New Year", and also designates the Russian New Year's Eve and New Years' Day celebration.

The Holiday Novy God is celebrated in Russia since 1937. Until then, the communist government banned celebrate religious holidays like Christmas. You could say that this is a secular holiday that people of all religions can celebrate it if they want.

In Novy God, the Russians use symbols similar to those of Christians on Christmas like a Christmas tree (Yolka) and Santa Claus (Grandfather Frost), but there are differences:

Yolka (Christmas tree)

The roots of the custom of placing a Christmas tree planted in pagan custom of placing a tree, symbolizing life, at the height of winter. Ancient mosaic discovered in Tunisia, it seems Dionysus, Greek god of wine, holding a fir tree branch as a symbol of life. Christianity appropriated the evergreen tree, a symbol of eternity of Christ.

Grandfather Frost (Santa Claus)

In Christianity, Santa Claus is a fictional character that comes in red dress from Lapland, Finland, with reindeer-drawn sleigh to distribute presents to all children. Grandfather's role is educational because the gifts he brings the good kids.

Russian version of Santa Claus is Ded Moroz (Grandfather frost in Russian translation). Ded Moroz's roots traced back to pagan beliefs. Also distributes gifts to children, but comes home not a sleigh, but on the troika (three horse-drawn carriage), The differences are evident in the clothes. Ded Moroz wears a long fur coat, fur hat round and tall boots and holding a magic wand. Determined that the coat color of Ded Moroz will not be red to differentiate it from Santa Claus west. Stalin, for example, ordered that "Grandfather Frost" wear only blue coat. However, the Russians are not careful about this, and often can be seen Ded Moroz in red but it does not come from desire to get close to Christianity.
Ded Moroz comes together with his granddaughter promenade "Snegurochka". According to one legend, Snegurochka is the daughter of spring and frost has atrract to humans. She does not know love, because her heart is frozen . Her mother feels sorry for her and gives her the ability to love, but then her heart heats up and melts. According to another legend, a lonely elderly couple made a snow girl and animated her.

Customs of the holiday are:

A costume party for children

Gifts giving

Placing Yolka (spruce, pine or spruce)

Holiday meal and hospitality

Drinking champagne

Tick Tock Day- December 29

Tick Tock day is a day invented in the US to remind us of the ticking of the clock, three days before the end of the year, Tick-Tock Tick-Tock, time passes and a few things have to be done before this year is over.


We are not getting younger by the day, days go by and time does not stop and no one waits. It's true that things can be done next year too, but there are things that should be completed this year.  

The end of the year is also a time to make decisions for the New Year. Such as adopting new habits, starting a diet, stopping smoking, stopping others and all kinds of things. Tik-Tock is meant to remind us that it is time to make decisions if we have not decided until now, because time is running and the new year is about to begin.


How to celebrate a Tick Tock day?

To enter the new year with a clear mind and a clean heart, make a list of everything you want to finish before the year is over, and everything you want to start and change in the new year. Now that you have a list, you can start to implement what is written in it, in the next three days, and even if you do not succeed, at least you started with a change and you are ready for the new year.

Coloring pages of Happy New Year 2022

 ​Happy New Year​​ 2022 coloring Pages. Coloring pages for New year​. Here are some coloring pages for the new year that begins in the first day of January. We are celebrating the new year on December 31st at evening with parties, meals, gifts, greetings and kisses. To print the coloring page of Happy new year, click on the coloring page and then Ctrl + P. The printable coloring sheets of Happy New Year are for free and you can come back to print and color again and again. Below you will find Happy New Year coloring pages which you can paint for your enjoyment. Choose the coloring page of Happy New Year you want to paint, print and paint for your enjoyment. Have fun and Happy New Year!

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Happy New Year Hello Kitty coloring pageCute girl Happy New Year coloring page
Snow man happy new year coloring pageHappy New Year 2022 balloons
Happy New Year balloons 2022 gold and black2022 face mask coloring page
coloring page 2022 balloons
Happy New Year Fanny Dolly!

Yom Kippur Greeting cards

Beautiful and special greeting cards for Yom Kippur of helpful fasting, a good signing finale and also of forgiveness for Yom Kippur and for ordinary days (it is always a good time to apologize if necessary). The most popular blessings for Yom Kippur, the Jewish Day of Atonement is: "Gmar Chatima Tova", which means literally: A good final sealing, and idiomatically: May you be inscribed (in the Book of Life) for Good. It's also common to bless with "May you have an easy and meaningful fast", because it's important that the fast will be helpful and with internal meaning and not just easy. 

Here you can find greeting cards for Yom Kippur you can share and send to other people. Gmar Chatima Tova and have a blessed good year.
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Shana Tova Greeting cards

Shana Tova Greeting cards for Rosh Hashana- Greeting cards for the new Jewish year which begins on the 1st of Tishrei​ month. Happy New Year, Greeting cards for Rosh Hashanah: May you have a happy, charming, amazing year, a calm year without problems and worries, a year of solutions on the best side, a year of success, a year of fun, a year of health, fulfilling dreams and new dreams, A year of empowerment and strengthening, a year of love, acceptance and giving, just a happy new year!

Shana Tova, sweet as honey greeting cardShana Tova, a dove with an olive leaf greeting card
Shana Tova- year of peace greeting cardGreeting card for a happy new year greeting card
Shana Tova - Happy new year greeting cardShana Tova greeting card- bird on the beach
Shana Tova greeting card - A dove with an olive leaf near the sea.Rosh Hashana greeting card - pink flower
Keep calm and Shana Tova greeting cardRosh Hashana greeting cards wirh Jewish symbols

Tishrei (Hebrew: תִּשְׁרֵי‎) is the first month of the civil year (which starts on 1 Tishrei) and the seventh month of the ecclesiastical year (which starts on 1 Nisan) in the Hebrew calendar. The name of the month is Babylonian. It is an autumn month of 30 days. Tishrei usually occurs in September–October on the Gregorian calendar. Rosh Hashanah (Hebrew: רֹאשׁ הַשָּׁנָה‎), literally meaning "head [of] the year", is the Jewish New Year. Rosh Hashanah customs include sounding the shofar (a cleaned-out ram's horn), attending synagogue services and reciting special liturgy about teshuva, as well as enjoying festive meals. Eating symbolic foods is now a tradition, such as apples dipped in honey, hoping to evoke a sweet new year. Pomegranates are used in many traditions, to symbolize being fruitful like the pomegranate with its many seeds. The blessing with which it is customary to greet on Rosh Hashanah is: Shana Tova (Hebrew: שנה טובה) which means Happy New Year.

السنة الجديدة - Islamic New Year

السنة الجديدة - The Hijri New Year, or the Islamic New Year falls on the first month of the Muslim calendar (Muḥarram). This year is celebrated on October 14. 

According to the Islamic calendar this is the year 1437 Hijra. 


This day is considered as non official holiday in Islam, but in many Muslim countries it is a customary to note it on celebrations and holiday. On this day we're greeting-  سنة جديدة سعيدة -   Cull Aam W'antom Bh'ir  - Have a good year, a year of peace, safety and friendship! 

Here are some cards for the new Hijri Islamic year:


Greeting cards for the Hijri -new Islamic year 

When is the first day of the new year coming out in the coming years:

2020- August 20

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