The new year in 2018 will begin on Friday according to the Gregorian calendar, which is spread almost all over the world. But according to the Islamic calendar, the new year will come on September 11, 2018, which is called the entry of the month of Muharram (1439).
What concerns the Chinese calendar which is called the holiday of spring, it will come between January 21 and February 21, 2018. In 79 days after the coming of the new year, according to the modern international calendar, the New Year begins according to the Persian custom, which is called the holiday of Navruz (the beginning of March 21). But according to the Jewish calendar until the new year, there is so much time until the appearance of the new moon, which appears in September or October 2018 and is called Rosh Hashanah.
How many days does the New Year go on in every calendar?
New year in different countries by different standards and customs are noted and this is fixed in their legislative norms of the country, including:
- The New Year according to the Gregorian calendar in Russia is celebrated beginning on the evening of December 31 and continues until January 13th. During this time, unofficially Russian residents rest and have fun. This holiday is celebrated in European countries even earlier, but it does not last long. In Europe, the new year begins on December 25th every year which starts from the birth of Jesus Christ and ends on January 3rd. In Ukraine, the new year is celebrated 10 days from January 31 to January 9;
- New Year according to the Islamic calendar by Muslims of the world is not celebrated solemnly. This day begins with the first day of the month of Muharram which in 2018 will come on September 11, 2018. New Year in the Islamic countries is called Hijra and means the relocation of the Prophet Muhammad (SAV) from the city of Mecca to the city of Medina in 622. Unlike Christians who admit drunkenness on the New Year holiday, excessive pleasure through sexual acts – sex in a non-marital union, use of narcotic drugs and committing a multitude of sins, then such actions on the eve of the new year in Islamic countries are not welcomed. Muslims at the beginning of the new year (the month of Muharam) try to keep the post, as far as possible and this intention means that they want to keep themselves clean for a whole year.
- Persian and Turkic peoples, including Iranians, Tajiks, Afghans, Turks, Uzbeks, Kazakhs and other peoples celebrate their national new year which they call NAVRUZ for 4-7 days. This holiday begins on March 21 and continues until 25-27 (depending on the government’s decision, the number of days can be continued);
- But the Chinese – Buddhists celebrate the new year in the course of 2 weeks which is equal to half the age of the month;