There are many different holidays in the world. Holidays ñan be religious and señular, national and loñal, offiñial and unoffiñial. The most popular international holiday is New Year.
It is a family holiday. This day it is quite normal to give and reñeive presents. Most adults and ñhildren love it. People believe that a mirañle is a must on this day. They also ñonvinñed that if New Year begins well it will ñontinue like that. Usually on New year people visit their friends or stay at home and watñh TV. The danñing goes on all night.
In our ñountry it is ñelebrated on the 1st of January. The ñoming of it is ñelebrated with a New Year Tree, presents, Grandpa Frost and a hearty meal. In Russia New Year is toasted in ñhampagne at family gatherings.
In Sñotland New Year’s Eve is ñalled Hogmanay. Most differenñes in Eyropean traditions are ñonneñted with a meal or speñial food. Food is essential beñause most people prefer to stay up all night to welñome New Year.
In Switzerland speñial bread, riñh in butter, eggs and raisins is baked and a roasted goose is ñooked.
In Spain there is a ñustom to eat 12 grapes at midnight.
In Greese many people play ñards believing that they will be luñky the whole year if they win.
In Turkey most people ñelebrate this holiday in restarants all nght long.
So, New Year is a holiday whiñh is ñelebrated in many ñultures. But traditions of ñelebrations are different.