The tradition of the New year
From the beloved New year holiday has its own long history that is rooted in the mists of time. Over a long period, the festival was changed, there were new traditions that have taken root, then forgotten. Beliefs and customs of other countries also influenced our celebration the tradition of the New year.
Let's start with the history of the New year. namely from the times of Ancient Rus. Until the 15th century, the New Year was celebrated on March 1 in the Julian calendar. From the end of the XVth the new year began to be celebrated on September 1. But on January 1, the beginning of the new year was postponed only during the time of Peter I. It was during Peter I that there were the most reforms that related to the holidays, and he also introduced new traditions very actively. So, if Peter I did not take an example from European countries, then perhaps today we would celebrate the New Year without a Christmas tree.
But do not think that even today we have not appear all of a new tradition of celebrating the New year. Many can afford to go to celebrate the New year in other countries of Europe or Asia, and from there to bring some memories. And next year I want to celebrate the holiday, as it is done in another country. Here new traditions the New year and we have .
Chinese tradition the New year has also impacted on our holiday. According to the Chinese calendar, a symbol of each year is a specific animal. Naturally, on the eve of the New Year, you have to pick up your outfit and make a New Year's menu: hot dishes, snacks, salads. beverages. All this is taken into account when preparing for the holiday.
But it's all been certain influences from other countries. But we also have their own specific Christmas traditions and customs, which never forget. We must start to prepare for the feast. The table for the New year should be rich. therefore, the hostess cooks a lot of food, enough for everybody. As decoration on the Christmas table needs to be not only artificial Christmas trees and toys, but also fruits, nuts, wheat and rice — these foods symbolize prosperity.
There are other traditions of the New year, which concerns not only the preparation for the feast, but also money. In the year you did not have problems with money, on 31 December must pay all the debts that you have left. To transfer payment of debts for January, 1st it is not necessary, differently all year will be without money. There is another tradition, according to which it is impossible to borrow money before the New Year so that next year can not be spent in lack of money.
The new year is a noisy and cheerful holiday, which traditionally meet with relatives. Even if you had a fight before the holiday should check. Invite your relatives, so you can celebrate the New year all together. By the way, in the old days there was a tradition to entangle the legs of the table, which will celebrate the holiday with a rope. It was believed that this will help keep all family members together, i.e. till the next year no one will leave and there will be no sorrow and grief.
There is another tradition according to which New Year should be celebrated in all new. So there will be more updates, and diseases will not stick to you. But old things are recommended to be thrown away, along with which your problems should also go. Also, before the New Year's Eve, throw out cracked or broken dishes from home. Everything that reminds you of the troubles of last year should also be discarded. Do the cleaning in the house, shine all the mirrors to the shine, sweep out all of the corners. Before the New Year, your house must be clean.
No divination for the New year is also not complete. Young girls and boys can learn how the rest of their life next year, whether they will meet their half. Mother wondering whether all right to be with their children. And the elderly want to know whether they will live another year. But many simply make a wish in new year's eve and believe it will come true. Guessing the desire this way: the battle of the chimes should be written on a scrap of paper your desire, burn paper, stir the ashes in a glass of champagne and drink it. It is believed that the desire thus conceived must necessarily be fulfilled.