So you bid farewell to 2016 without regrets, and ushered in 2017 with good cheer and lots
So you bid farewell to 2016 without regrets, and ushered in 2017 with good cheer and lotsof spirits. But want the party to go on for a while more? Several cultures welcome the new year differently and at different times, according to their own calendars. Here are some interesting ones.
CHINESE LUNAR NEW YEAR
The festivities are vibrant and magnificent. It’s celebrated as a spring festival and continues for a number of days. 2017 is the year of the rooster, so everything will be decorated accordingly.. This year, it’s on January 28. So not long to wait.
The Jewish New Year is a sober affair—a time to introspect and account for your mistakes, enjoy family meals and offer prayers. Apple dipped in honey is a traditional delicacy served during this time. Experience it for a calming experience. Between September 20 and 22, 2017.
ETHIOPIAN NEW YEAR
Another vibrant New Year celebration taking place in September, it’s locally known as Enkutatash which means ‘gift of the jewels’. Celebrations involve visiting the church and enjoying a family meal at one end and dancing, singing and celebrating at the other. It is on September 11, 2017.
Chinese Lunar New Year
Ethiopian New Year