New Year Dates

by sabitha 2010-12-24 14:54:58

New Year Dates

or those who though that New Year comes once in a year, think again. You will be surprised to New Years are celebrated several times all through the 12 months of the year!! Given here are New Year dates and times of some of the most significant New Years celebrated across the globe.

New Years in the Month of January
January 1 - New Year's Day - The world's most widely celebrated holiday. Australia, Canada, the United Kingdom, the United States, India and many other countries celebrate their New Year on this date.

January 1 - Japanese New Year's Day - Also known as Gantan-sai or Oshogatsu.

January 7 - Egyptian New Year's Day (Sekhmet)
Mahayana Buddhist New Year is celebrated on the first full moon day in January.

January 11 - Old Scottish New Year

January 14 - Eastern Orthodox New Year's Day

January 21 - Celtic New Year
Korean New Year (Sol-Nal) - The Lunar New Year is celebrated at sunset on the day of the second new moon after the winter solstice.

Tibetan New Year also called Losar is celebrated in late January or early February at the time of the new moon.

Vietnamese New Year or Tet is celebrated between January 17th and February 19th at the time of the new moon.

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