HAPPY NEW YEAR 2020
A New Year’s day is marked as a national holiday according to the Gregorian and Julian calendar. In 46 B.C. Julius Caesar created the Julian calendar, which set the tune of a new year as it is celebrated today globally. Fireworks, parades, resolutions and future possibilities colour the advent of a new year. Different cultures celebrate this event in their own ways according to their heritage.
The first day of the New Year began with cool fog swirling around the window in a bleak sunlight. Perhaps it was resting after a year’s journey. To shine or not to shine. To all of us it does convey a message, to shine throughout, especially for students in their career.
Studies are all about making us knowledgeable and skilled in any discipline. 2020 has a special message for all in their final year sprinting towards the finishing line.
A New Year brings us hope. It makes us dream about our future. It’s all about new resolutions to be taken by us. It encourages us to be retrospective of our past.
We look back and pine for what is not, what we could not do ourselves to our satisfaction. It is special as it makes us conscious about our future. Hopes are our life long accompaniment, it is the driving force without which the human existence is questionable. In our career, domestic life or love life, we always wish something other to have happened. A new year comes as another opportunity to execute the plans and make our wishes come true . We must prepare ourselves for the next venture to embrace success and make the rest of the year fruitful.
We crowd at evening social gatherings, where people dance, eat, drink, and watch or light fireworks on New Year’s Eve to welcome the new year. Christians attend a watchnight service. The celebrations generally go on past midnight into New Year’s Day, 1 January.
According to popular folklore, people eat peas and beans, which connote good luck and wealth throughout the year if these are eaten on New Year’s day. You can opt for traditional black-eyed peas, lentils, or beans to make a dish seasoned with pork, ham, or sausages. Or you could celebrate with a nice cake, topped by an icing to denote happy times.
Finally, let us be an optimist to usher in the New Year. HAPPY NEW YEAR!!
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