It’s finally time to bid adieu to the year 2015! Hopefully, it was a pleasant year for everyone. Amidst all the obvious troubles the world has been through, there must always be the light of hope that brings positivity in the lives of people. It’s heartening that we never really run out of things to celebrate, after all to spread joy is the command of the entire world’s religions as well.
Historically, Mesopotamians (present day Iraq) had conceptualized the celebration of New Year’s Day long ago in 2000 BC. In the Roman Empire, New Year’s Day was dedicated to the pagan deity Janus, god of beginnings, opener of doors and gates, after whom January, the first month of the Gregorian calendar is also named.
In Lucknow, people gleefully meet up to convey their best wishes for the New Year. On New Year’s Eve i.e. 31st December, friends, family and colleagues get together to bring in the New Year together. The coming of the New Year indicates that it is time to bid farewell to the year that has gone and wholeheartedly welcome the New Year.
Since the advent of western culture all over the globe, New Year’s Day has been one of Lucknow’s many celebrations, and as you know, Lucknow lights up and presents its best when it comes to celebrating anything. All of Lucknow’s clubs, movie theatres, resorts and restaurants are filled with party goers making New Year’s Eve a festival in its own! The media is also invited to cover New Year celebrations which are then highlighted in page 3’s in all of the city’s leading tabloids.
As a start to New Year, people follow the timeless tradition of adopting New Year resolutions targeting self-improvement. People all over the world exchange gifts and greetings on the New Year, making the turn of date, joyous and promising. A tremendous increase in the social media activity vouches for the excitement that the onset of a new year brings.
We at LucknowPulse wish all of you a Very Happy 2016! Stay blessed! 🙂