Every New Year celebrated on January 1 each year is deemed to be different and the expectations that arose out it each year are the same as well. People always hope and pray the year ahead would be better than the one preceding it. New Year celebrations have gained a lot of momentum over the years since most of the nations adopted the Gregorian calendar. The celebration of the New Year is the oldest of all holidays. It was first observed in ancient Babylon about 4000 years ago. In the years around 2000 BC, the Babylonian New Year began with the first New Moon (actually the first visible crescent) after the Vernal Equinox (first day of spring).
Most people celebrate the day with their family and friends. They arrange for lunches and dinners together. Mouth watering delicacies are prepared specially for the event. The pork and other meat dishes had along with some nice little red wine is absolutely delightful.
On the run up to the New Year shopping begins and picks up at a frantic pace. Man shops go on sale offering great discounts and people throng shops to buy gifts for near and dear ones. Along with that night life also becomes very vibrant during New Years time. Night bars, discos and pubs become flooded with people.Renowned night clubs and karaoke bars also organize live entertainment programs, music and dance events. People eagerly await the countdown of the New Year and the moment the clock strikes 12:00 AM the place erupts with wild celebrations. People hug each other and celebrate together the birth of the New Year. The night sky is lit up by some amazing fireworks all across numerous countries. This is captured on camera and televised to millions of homes around the world.
Wishing everyone and feasting in a grand manner marks the beginning of New Year. It's an occasion to enjoy and spread well-being all around, as it marks fresh beginnings and new outlooks. It is a day to make resolutions, which are followed by an attempt to stick to them throughout the year. New Year 2012 will be an event to watch out for.