New Year 2017
 
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This is the oldest of all holidays. It is believed that the New Year was first observed in ancient Babylon about 4000 years ago. It was begun with the first New Moon after the Vernal Equinox, the first day of spring and is the first day of the year, in the Gregorian calendar. Generally people all over countries celebrate the New Year on the first day of January but not all New Year celebrations take place on the same day or in the same way! Sometimes this is because people in different parts of the world use different calendars. China and Israel keep a lunar calendar. Some of the Eastern Orthodox churches are celebrated on January 14 th of the Gregorian calendar due to differences between the two calendars.

The New Year day, January 1, has no astronomical or agricultural significance and the beginning of spring is a logical time to start a new year. It is the season of rebirth, of planting new crops, and of blossoming.
 
 
 

The Jewish New Year (Rosh Hashanah) takes place in the month of Tishri (September and October on the Gregorian calendar) and commemorates the anniversary of Creation. It is on this day that G-d opens the Book of Life and observes his creatures, deciding their fate for the coming year.

The Chinese Lunar Calendar is a yearly one, with the start of the lunar year being based on the cycles of the moon. Therefore, because of this cyclical dating, the beginning of the year can fall anywhere between late January and the middle of February. T cycles of the moon. Therefore, because of this cyclical dating, the beginning of the year can fall anywhere between late January and the middle of February.

 
 
 
 
 
 
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