Today is life, the only life you are sure of. Make the most of it. Develop interests. Shake yourself awake. Let the winds of enthusiasm sweep through you. Add purpose to each day. Every day brings with itself twenty-four hours of opportunities, choices and attitudes. So make the day worth it. January 01 showcases the celebrations of New Year’s Day and Global Family Day.
New Year’s Day
The new year celebrations dates back to as far as almost four millennia ago. According to the Gregorian Calendar, we celebrate New Year on January 01, every year. However, the celebration for the same begins from December 31, which we know as New Year’s Eve. Different countries have follow different traditions to celebrate this day. It celebrates the passing year as well as the fresh start of the new year.
The celebration of New Year can be found in the earliest of civilisation, Mesopotamia (modern-day Iraq). Therefore, for them, new year came after the vernal equinox. Vernal equinox falls in late March, with the equal amount of day and night. Whereas, the Roman calendar marked March 1 as their new year. But later in the year 46 BC, Julius Caesar aligned the Roman calendar with the Sun and added ninety days. Therefore, he marked January 01 as the New Year.
How to Celebrate
Different countries have different traditions and culture that they follow to celebrate New Year. Although the most common of all is partying and watching fireworks. Many countries spend months to prepare for the new year fireworks and the results are breathtaking. People prepare special feasts to mark this day too and make resolutions that they would like to follow for the rest of the year.
Global Family Day
Family is priority. On January 01, we celebrate Global Family Day. This day is a sign of peace and sharing. Today, you with your family pledge to reduce violence and support world peace. This is a day of celebration. Moreover, recognition of how we live in a unpredictable world. With celebrating this day you can add a little content to everyone’s lives.
Linda Grover was the biggest supporter of this day. On cannot bifurcate the primary reasons why this day was started. But, people across worlds have recognised grassroots level efforts. This day was for peace and love. Spreading more and more positivism in the world. A children’s book “One Day in Peace” was released. Moreover, in 1997 multiple nations put forward their ideas of how to celebrate this day in joy. Innumerable countries across the world have immensely supported this cause and continue to do so.
How to Celebrate:
You can celebrate this day in multiple ways. Sit down with your family. Moreover, discuss with you relatives what they think about world peace. This can be a beautiful bonding moment for all of you. Then, you can read a little about the history of this day. How it came into being. This will be great education. Everyone can participate and tell what knowledge they have of the day. Next you can play games that revolve around the idea of peace. It will be a fun activity.
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