Celebrating NEW YEAR differentlyIn India we are celebrating differently based on English on 1st January, Tamil and Telugu in April middle, Marwaris etc on the day of Deepavali etc., But the same is celebrated in different states/languages of people with mostly similar nature.
England people celebrates the New Year by visiting friends and relatives with Bread slice and coal in the hands on the belief that they will remove famine in both houses.
In Lawos, the people celebrates by buying caged birds and living fishes from shops and letting
them free into air and water respectively.
In Austria, they celebrates the New year by offering and eating tender pig roasted and mixed with flour,palm sugar and chocolate.
In Japan they hang the rope made of haystack at their house entrances as they believe that the bad ones will get removed.(Similar type is followed on the day of Sankaranthi in many places near Madurai of Tamilnadu - they hang one Kooraipoo made of some wild flowers)
In Holland, they burn the effigy in a common place with the belief of burning the badness of their village/city.
In North Africa, they make fire at the entrance of their houses and after prayer they cross the fire with the belief that their accumulated sins have burnt out.