New Year parties, concerts, cultural shows and festivals have become popular in Pakistan on the occasion of new year eve. People visit their loved ones, exchange gifts and New Year resolutions are also the order of the day.
Fireworks and pyrotechnic shows, which spread color in the night sky on New Year, are arranged by governmental and private organizations on a large scale.
This time the celebrations are expected to be different because of spread of coronavirus. The governments all over the world are trying to restrict large public gatherings. This time aerial firing has been banned across Pakistan. If anyone is seen aerial firing, he would be charged with attempted murder in Karachi.
Moreover, globally the new-year event is celebrated in different ways. Auckland Sky Tower in New Zealand displays a tremendous show of fireworks and the same trend is followed by Sydney Harbour in Australia.
The famous Copacana Beach of Rio de Janeiro in Brazil and Nathan Phillips Square of Toronto, Canada are also lit up by fireworks.
However, eating lentils in Brazil is part of new year celebration, while people eat grapes in Spain.
In Japan and South Korea people ring bells to start New Year. The culture of throwing out furniture on New Year is followed in Johannesburg, South Africa.
Furthermore, in South America, people tend to walk around with empty suitcases. This practice has been followed from ages by them.
The earliest celebrations of the New Year came around the same time as the invention of the calendar, dating back to ancient Mesopotamia over 4,000 years ago. New Year’s Eve customs around the world are all unique with each country having their own way of celebrating.
The new year superstitions are that the event creates good luck, fortune, happiness, and overall a better near future. Whether you’re backpacking through Europe or enjoying the sights down under, there’s no doubt you’ll feel both nostalgic and hopeful for the new year. It just goes to show these feelings are universal and are shared by everyone on this special holiday!