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Information and a webquest on New Year.

January festivals

  • New Year index

    Webquest: New Year

    Author: Gabrielle Jones

    This webquest includes activities about the history of New Year celebrations practised today across a variety of cultures.

  • Festivals: New Year (1st January)

    Type: Reference material

    New Year's Day is celebrated at different times and in different ways throughout the world. This is because certain countries and religions around the world use different calendars. Some calendars are based on the movement of the moon, while others are based on the position of the sun. New Year in China for instance is celebrated on a different day each year, because the Chinese base their calendar on the cycle of the moon. Therefore the Chinese New Year can fall anywhere between January ...

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