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Zoroastrianism Year

At the end of the day of New Year Chinese family always welcomes their deities, who returned from the spirit world, where they talked about how the old year has passed already. The modern New Year in China is Chuntsze name, which translates as "Spring Festival", to Sinhanskoy revolution in 1911 the festival was called "New Year" – SinNyan. Bengali New Year was celebrated on a solar calendar – the holiday begins with the vernal equinox. Historically, the Hindu New Year occurs at the end of April – early May. Now the Bengali New Year was celebrated on 21 or March 22 because of errors that have accumulated over centuries of celebration.

Nowruz is also celebrated on the day Vernal Equinox – is the New Year at the Iranian and Turkic peoples, as well as the people of the Baha'i. "Nowruz" – in Persian language means "new day". Meet the Nowruz on March 21 in Iran, Central Asian republics and the Caucasus, and 22 March – in Kazakhstan. Nowruz has arisen from the religious teachings of Zoroastrianism is the ancient holiday associated with agriculture. Before the holiday in homes made clear in their homes and near the homes back debts. And on New Year's table you can see food from vegetable products, bread from wheat, barley, maize and other cereals.

The most famous festive dish – it sumalak, which is prepared from germinated wheat growths. Russian New Year comes in the night on 31 December. And before (before the XV century) in Russia New Year was celebrated on March 1 on the Julian calendar. But that's not all – of the XV century date of the celebration was moved to September 1 and then called on another – the first day of the year. And only in 1700 year, by decree of Peter I the New Year was celebrated in Russia as in Europe – with 31 on 1 January of the Julian calendar. Once the majority of European countries in the XVIII century have shifted to the Gregorian calendar, the Russian New Year stopped coincide with the European. And only in 1919 already in the Soviet Union began to celebrate New Year in accordance with the Gregorian calendar. Russian desk at the corporate new year can be found on a constant salad "Olivier", Champagne and tangerines. In 23 hours 55 minutes sitting head of state (not only in Russia but also in other countries where there is the New Year December 31) says the outcome of this year, congratulations to all citizens. Exactly 24 hours for Moscow Region Kremlin chimes beating all clink glasses with champagne and wish each other luck in the new year and make a wish. A striking character of the corporate new year 2009 is a Santa Claus, who came to us at present from ancient pagan beliefs with his granddaughter.