corazon fuegos artificiales1 Happy New Year

Vacations are over!. A new year has just begun. A recently inaugurated period of our lives loaded with projects, expectations, desires and illusions that will be weaving over the next 365 days.

However, this January first inaugurated the year -Anno Domini, “Year of the Lord”- 2017 of the Gregorian calendar, Which officially governed Europe since 1582. It came to replace the Julian calendar established by Julius Caesar in 46 AD.

However, we, traveling and cosmopolitan spirits, know people of other races, religions, cultures and latitudes different from our own, who, although officially governed by this way of stripping time in the fully interconnected world of the “village Global”, celebrate other colorful, luminous and joyful” new years “all over the planet, typical of their culture and traditions.

Thus, on January 14, countries with an Orthodox tradition will celebrate the unofficial celebration of the Old New Year, based on the ancient Julian calendar, for although the USSR adopted the Gregorian calendar in 1918, the deeply rooted traditions of Russia and others Slav states cling to secular celebrations.

January 28 (the first day of the first lunar month) will begin the year 4715 of Chinese New Year, based on a lunisolar calendar that starts with the Spring Festival. The celebrations will last for fifteen days, closing with the celebration of the Lantern Festival. This celebration has a particular influence on other regions and related cultures, especially among Koreans, Japanese or Vietnamese.

On the evening of September 20, the sound of a ram’s horn will start the 5778th Trumpet Festival of the Hebrew New Year, Rosh Hashanah (“Head of the Year”), commemorating the day that Yahweh created The world – or man – according to the Hebrew tradition.

It will not be until the first day of Muharram when it launches the “R’as as-Sana”, the Islamic New Year. Thus, on September 22, 2017 will start in 1439.

The Buddhists will enter in 2558, the Coptic Christians in 1739, the Mayas in 5130 and thus with so many different celebrations for different cultures. For dozens along this small but diverse and surprising planet. Whatever your life, live where you live and profess the religion you profess, we wish you the best for your new year … icon smile Happy New Year

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