- Visiting relatives or watching New Year’s Day parades at home on the TV, welcoming the New Year is always a time of entertainment, celebration and resolution.
- Since this festival marks the beginning of the year, New Year’s Day is the one to make new resolutions for the coming New Year 2012.
- To observe New Year’s Day on January 1st by enjoying parties late into the night on the eve of December 31st, is a very popular way.
- Exchanging cards and gifts to loved ones are being replaced now with phone calls and SMS, but that tradition is also exists in its full strength.
While applying New Year Celebration ideas of arranging the New Year 2012 party you must start planning for it by keeping in mind the following ideas.
- Make the guests list and think of a mind-blowing new theme and decide the dress code.
- Decide the party structure in detail and probably tweak it several times with close friend(s), before you can translate it into action.
- Food should preferably go with the theme to compliment it. If there is no specific theme, better keep it limited .You can ask your guests to bring one meal each and have a potluck dinner instead.
- No party can be fun without its share of games and fun moments. While you can arrange usual board games, card games and Karaoke; that you must keep to help invitees warm up and share a laugh in the group.
Let us have a view that how different nations of world will celebrate New Year 2012.
New Year celebrations ideas in Pakistan are marked by a difference due to the diverse and distinct cultural background. Different regions and provinces of the country have their different reasons to celebrate the day and their style of celebrating it may also vary. People in the mountain valleys of Pakistan like the hilly Chitral region observe the New Year as the harvest time of grapes and walnuts. It is better known as ‘Mela Chiragan’ or ‘Basant’.
The Jewish New Year is called Rosh Hashanah. Special services are held in the synagogues, children are given new clothes and New Year loaves are baked to remind people of harvest time. New Year’s Day is also the Festival of Saint Basil in Greece. Children leave their shoes by the fireside on New Year’s Day with the hope that Saint Basil, who was famous for his kindness, will come and fill their shoes with gifts. On New Year’s Day in Japan, everyone gets dressed in their new clothes and homes are decorated with pine branches and bamboo–symbols of long life.