How many countries celebrate New Year 2015 night from December 31 through January 1?

In some countries, New Year night 2015 from December 31 through January 1 ordinary, in others New Year 2015 is selected, and in the third a day of celebration determinant forecasters or astrologers.

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Of course, in most countries of the world, living in the Gregorian calendar, celebrate the Yew Year 2015 on January 1st. This European countries and countries-heiress of the European culture. In countries where Christianity is dominant, the New Year is not the main holiday of the year. There is more preference is given to Catholic Christmas.

Most Muslim countries do not celebrate this day in principle. Their New Year comes on the first day of the holy month of Muharram. In countries living on the Eastern calendar, the traditional meeting of the New Year is held at the first new moon after the 21st of January. According to the Persian calendar new year comes in the night from 21 to 22 of March.

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Persian (Zoroastrian) New year – “Nowruz” celebrate such countries as Afghanistan, Tajikistan, Iran, Azerbaijan. In India, the New Year is celebrated several times. Only in different states at different times. These days, all offices are open, but employees can take time off. March 22 comes New Year on a single national calendar of the country. April 13 is celebrated Songkran, Thai New Year, and the next day the New Year comes into the territory of Laos. In Burma, the holiday is celebrated in mid-April, when there is a sultry weather. Therefore, the exact date determined by the Ministry of Culture, based on weather forecasts. Rosh Hashanah – New Year in Hebrew in Israel is celebrated in the autumn – 1st and 2nd of the month Tishri.

Ethiopian New Year is celebrated September 11, Mexican – July 16, Greek – January 14 (Julian calendar – Ukrainian “Old New Year”), Indonesian – October 7, etc.

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