среда, 28 декабря 2011 г.

Aries Horoscope 2012

In 2012 of part of a time when caution is the watchword. You may hear many things, but you must not talk about them because you have to lose if you get involved in situations that have nothing to do with you. Similarly, in terms of your life, you should talk about it only to those who deserve your trust.


In 2012 there are many opportunities for professional or personal achievement, but these opportunities come and go and you will need to react to catch their flight. Take care of your physical condition and try not to do so many excesses, because the body is felt.


Aries 2012 Horoscope - Aries 2012 Love and sex
Erotic love life and are well aspected this year. Aries who feel they were somehow removed the beloved will find ways to be reapropie it. Natives enjoy beautiful moments with your partner, your love life is pretty calm and harmonious. For some it may be the end of a failed relationship, but this end we open a new opportunity, better and best. Natives themselves have more opportunities throughout the year to start a new romance. For some it is just about an exciting adventure, and even others will love, especially in the second half of the period.


Aries 2012 Horoscope - Aries 2012 Career
In 2012 you regain optimism in terms of professional activity. New opportunities or return to the spotlight earlier projects, which seemed to have died. You may acquire a better status, a position that suits you best and that you bring a smile. Work with passion, and your efforts bring desired results and, besides this, get the appreciation of superiors. It's good but that all communication with those who work to be done in a diplomat. Solve what you do in the first three quarters of the year, which is the best time in career plan. In the last three months of 2012, things are a little more difficult.


Aries 2012 Horoscope - Aries 2012 Money
Announces the beginning of the year is promising for you. Appear different opportunities to win, but this is largely due to you, that proves a very good business sense. In the spring of a risky period, with the possibility of monetary loss. In summer you come back and do business very profitable. Year end a positive note, with numerous successes in the financial plan. It's good to stay still deeply embedded in the ground with their feet to avoid any unpleasant surprises.


Aries 2012 Horoscope - Aries 2012 Health
In 2012 you should start to adopt a healthier lifestyle thing. You used to do excesses at all levels, without thinking about tomorrow. If in the first half of optimism helps you easily pass over small inconveniences, after the second half may be required to undergo treatment for a condition. But it is not anything serious, but you will most likely damper. Reduce the amount of food consumed, and make you a set schedule, so you have time to rest.

2012 Taurus Horoscope

For you, in 2012 nothing is too fast or too good. In general, tend to be dissatisfied with anything around you and you appear as such. Should become more diplomatic if you do not want to suffer the consequences of your imprudent acts. Then hurry to accomplish your goals, and when things do not happen on time, you get angry.


In the second stage, you lose hope and you're about to give up. It would be a mistake, because even those plans that seem to have removed the possibility of realization. Trust yourself and be patient, you will see that these qualities will be rewarded, even if for you is an effort to do this now.


2012 Taurus Horoscope - Taurus 2012 Love and sex
For you, 2012 is generally a beautiful and busy period in the sentimental and erotic. Your partner will be to your expectations because you're pretty picky, but surely with you will not get bored. Inventive, seductive and playful, you will experience unexpected pleasures with him and live within each moment together. It may be that only towards the end of the period to have some discussions, but it is not anything serious. The bulls themselves are part of challenging adventures, but some of them could really fall in love and in time, their feelings into a stable love.


2012 Taurus Horoscope - Taurus 2012 Career
The career plan is announcing a satisfactory year in which part of your achievements that is due mostly. You are very efficient, very good find solutions where no one else manages to find, are entrepreneurial and passionate about what you do. Organized and involved, you get your merits recognition. It may, however, that once arrived in a management position to look too hard in front of that work. Wields them softer and you will see that your relationships will improve. Even if you have very great confidence in you, do not take risks just anywhere and anyhow, if you want to maintain a stable position.


2012 Taurus Horoscope - Taurus 2012 Money
The first part of 2012 is a good financial plan period. It can significantly increase your bank account. Take decisions with your family or spouse, so that no misunderstandings occur. If you are proposed various businesses, find all the problem before investing, no matter how much confidence you have in those people. In spring and summer tend to make significant investments. In late you should talk to a person skilled before taking major decisions.


2012 Taurus Horoscope - Taurus 2012 Health
Health is good but not great. You may have some problems requiring control. After the second half of the year you will find the best solution or the right treatment so that you do not feel any discomfort. Do not overdo it with your body's natural resistance operation because you are not in top form. If you exercise, you should take things easy and not force you. It would be nice to do a sport that suits your mood for conformation and physical, so you living, and have enough energy.

Gemini Horoscope 2012

This year you should put emphasis on things related to family, friends, personal projects, love and creativity. You need to be confident and even daring to give evidence.

Be active and combative, because the only way you might just go to accomplish your projects. Spend time with people you do good, positive energy insuflandu you choose those activities you enjoy.
If you want to make a major change in your life, now is the time. You do need to have courage needed to take the reins and make the necessary choices.


Gemini 2012 Horoscope - Gemini 2012 Love and sex
For you this year is quite active in the sentimental and erotic. Basically, if you have a relationship you still enjoy the peace and harmony in a relationship. Loved one gives you all sorts of evidence of disease, and you use your weapons of seduction to win her over and over again.
Towards the end, but your charms might might affect others, so you'll be put in difficulty, because, somehow, the idea that smiles you admire. Twins themselves fall in love, even several times this year and have some satisfying experiences.


Gemini 2012 Horoscope - Gemini 2012 Career
The professional should make efforts to stand out in your skills. You can do some things very well, even more than you requested, but if you do not advertise in any way, that no one can realize the effort you have made.
By spring you think of to change your job, but for this you must make sure that you go to another better. Do not make hasty decisions, even if you have complaints regarding the current situation. Be objective and diplomat. Towards the end when the first good news that you will enjoy. Until then, however, does not foresee major events in your professional life.


Gemini 2012 Horoscope - Gemini 2012 Money
In general, financial situation this year is satisfactory. The money comes in constantly. But little in this period tend to be very wasteful. Whether it is projects that are important to you and which require investment or is it simply about the purchase of luxury items.
Of course you do not really need them, but does not mean you do not want to do these pleasures. In the second half and you might rounded revenues. But even then you should remain cautious because the risks can lead to unpleasant results.


Gemini 2012 Horoscope - Gemini 2012 Health
The health does not stay cool at the beginning of 2012. You body weight loss and your immunity is also low. It is important to get enough rest and stop eating any. You're not in very good mood, but this may change if you get the air and you will spend time in a pleasant way.
You are ultimately very sociable person, so it is pointless to stay too long in the jar with melancholy. In spring, with the change of air and weather in general, you get another tone. Once your back in the summer and autumn-winter will become even hyperactive, but even this extreme is not good. Watch the hours of sleep. You can face sometimes with twitter.

Horoscope 2012 Cancerians

For you, 2012 promises to be very crowded. Everyone pulls you from all sides, you ask, ask you things, pushing, it claims. Unfortunately, few things are unimportant, that you, simply give up, wiping them from the agenda. In general it is job-related tasks and responsibilities and family and both are very important. Organize yourself so that you have time for both and you can concentrate to give the yield.


For some crayfish to announce the birth of a child this year. For others it is important that decisions are to be taken. To make sure that they will not regret it, crayfish should carefully consider the advantages and disadvantages, to be properly informed and thus make the best decision in full knowledge of the facts.


Cancer 2012 Horoscope - Cancer 2012 Love and sex
Even if you do not have very much free time, you look pretty interesting to sit with your partner and enjoy together the beautiful moments BA together. In the bedroom chair you put on great deeds, but do not forget the needs and loved, because she can not necessarily be so adventurous in this field.
Cancer alone could fall in love right from the first months of the year. In general, the natives are well aware of their weapons of seduction and will do their best to enjoy what life has to offer. There will be shortage of admirers. Throughout the year were likely to live at least a love story. Relationships that begin as simple games can turn into something more serious.


Cancer 2012 Horoscope - Cancer 2012 Career
You start the year in a positive note, with a change for the better professionally. Are likely to start a new occupation, even in an area that you wanted it. Things tend to blame them for you, instead you need to deposit an effort to get them. What you want from your professional area is to enjoy stability.
Important to have successful, but this time it takes to give up the old formulas and embrace new techniques or procedures. In general, things are going as you like, so no major events occur. Late again you may get good results, you will enjoy.


Cancer 2012 Horoscope - Cancer 2012 Money
The financial plan is to announce a very good period in 2012. You know how to deal with material possessions and how to protect your wealth. Also, you can make safe investments in the first half of 2012. In addition, it is possible to associate yourself with someone or to sign a profitable contract.
You will take care of family business and the results are more than satisfactory. After the second half of the year sees receipt of large sums of money or taking possession of your property considerably. This year should take advantage of all opportunities that arise, because you open many doors, because of your skill, and because of luck accompanies you.


Cancer 2012 Horoscope - Cancer Health 2012
You may eat and drink all sorts of nonsense, but an unhealthy diet on a long term, it can only lead to unpleasant results. Some foods, like meat, do not do well. Notice the reaction your body and eliminate those things from the menu that you are bad.
A balanced diet, proper rest regime and only few hours of your reservation are the recipe for an increase in immunity. You're more sensitive this year and you can get sick very easily. If you need to do a particular treatment to the end, it will bring the desired results.

2012 Leo Horoscope

For you 2012 is quite complicated in terms of health and service responsibilities. You have to find time for you to get your health care. Or is it possible that someone close to deal with health problems and to need your support.

Being caught with various issues and concerns, you tend to be unhappy with the way things work. However, the situation is not as bad as it sounds. If you break a moment of your daily worries and you look with fresh eyes what is happening around you, did you realize that you are beautiful things happening and that you reasons to be grateful.


2012 Leo Horoscope - Leo 2012 Love and sex
For you, 2012 promises to be particularly promising in love plan. First, you will not have time to wait even a single moment. Are you interested in the aspect of your life love, fall in love easily, but you and break many hearts. You know very well what to do and what to say to twist the minds of people that matter to you and not lose any opportunity to make a new conquest.
Year starts well, with fun moments, accomplishments in couple satisfaction in the bedroom. If you already have a relationship, loved doing everything possible to see you happy. If you are single, will show some possible dates. Do not be surprised if one of them will be completed over a period not very long in a marriage!
Mid-period is most beneficial when all you go to the full. You get the satisfaction important relationship. If you are alone and someone comes into your life, you may fall in love up over his ears. But it is best to be patient. By the end of many lei will change partners like socks and even more will be at the same time.


2012 Leo Horoscope - Leo 2012 Career
This year it is best to take action, if you have plans in mind. It is a good time to get out the attack to be combative or fight with the competition. Enjoy the support of influential people and it is advisable to call them. Approved but not conduct balanced mix of professional interests with passion for someone at work.
By mid to complete some of the important projects. It is possible to be promoted and earn more money. But you must be prudent in what entrepreneurs. In the last half of work in a very organized and efficient, which not only can lead to success. In the last days of 2012 will concern less work and more family life.


2012 Leo Horoscope - Leo 2012 Money
In 2012 you have the financial resources, but not very good at keep them. Even if you could earn more money, you expect to make money mainly from speculation and even gambling and less of the main professional activity. Your chances but not smiling in this field.
It is better to be prudent with money. However, if you overdo it, sooner or later you will learn the lesson of your own mistakes. Take some fuss, but do not throw the huge expenses for that money come and go.
Plan your expenses, make a budget and try to keep it. Would you help a person be most judicious, to get your attention when you let yourself seduced by products from stores.


2012 Leo Horoscope - Leo 2012 Health
Started the year well, with no health problems. Instead, you have major resource of energy that you consume in your many activities, some of them unfolding right in the bedroom.
It may be that until the spring to become very agitated, perhaps from fatigue, perhaps from the many things to do. Therefore you will sleep more difficult and you need ways to relax.
In general, better immune function, protecting yourself from diseases. By the end you will find a way to allow you to rest well. If you are dealing with some health problems, you choose the right treatment to overcome these troubles.

2012 Leo Horoscope

For you 2012 is quite complicated in terms of health and service responsibilities. You have to find time for you to get your health care. Or is it possible that someone close to deal with health problems and to need your support.

Being caught with various issues and concerns, you tend to be unhappy with the way things work. However, the situation is not as bad as it sounds. If you break a moment of your daily worries and you look with fresh eyes what is happening around you, did you realize that you are beautiful things happening and that you reasons to be grateful.


2012 Leo Horoscope - Leo 2012 Love and sex
For you, 2012 promises to be particularly promising in love plan. First, you will not have time to wait even a single moment. Are you interested in the aspect of your life love, fall in love easily, but you and break many hearts. You know very well what to do and what to say to twist the minds of people that matter to you and not lose any opportunity to make a new conquest.
Year starts well, with fun moments, accomplishments in couple satisfaction in the bedroom. If you already have a relationship, loved doing everything possible to see you happy. If you are single, will show some possible dates. Do not be surprised if one of them will be completed over a period not very long in a marriage!
Mid-period is most beneficial when all you go to the full. You get the satisfaction important relationship. If you are alone and someone comes into your life, you may fall in love up over his ears. But it is best to be patient. By the end of many lei will change partners like socks and even more will be at the same time.


2012 Leo Horoscope - Leo 2012 Career
This year it is best to take action, if you have plans in mind. It is a good time to get out the attack to be combative or fight with the competition. Enjoy the support of influential people and it is advisable to call them. Approved but not conduct balanced mix of professional interests with passion for someone at work.
By mid to complete some of the important projects. It is possible to be promoted and earn more money. But you must be prudent in what entrepreneurs. In the last half of work in a very organized and efficient, which not only can lead to success. In the last days of 2012 will concern less work and more family life.


2012 Leo Horoscope - Leo 2012 Money
In 2012 you have the financial resources, but not very good at keep them. Even if you could earn more money, you expect to make money mainly from speculation and even gambling and less of the main professional activity. Your chances but not smiling in this field.
It is better to be prudent with money. However, if you overdo it, sooner or later you will learn the lesson of your own mistakes. Take some fuss, but do not throw the huge expenses for that money come and go.
Plan your expenses, make a budget and try to keep it. Would you help a person be most judicious, to get your attention when you let yourself seduced by products from stores.


2012 Leo Horoscope - Leo 2012 Health
Started the year well, with no health problems. Instead, you have major resource of energy that you consume in your many activities, some of them unfolding right in the bedroom.
It may be that until the spring to become very agitated, perhaps from fatigue, perhaps from the many things to do. Therefore you will sleep more difficult and you need ways to relax.
In general, better immune function, protecting yourself from diseases. By the end you will find a way to allow you to rest well. If you are dealing with some health problems, you choose the right treatment to overcome these troubles.

New Year's Eve

New Year's Eve is the last day of the year, December 31st.

The celebration of this holiday begins when Americans gather to wish each other a happy and prosperous coming year. At the stroke of midnight on New Year's Eve, people cheer and sing "Auld Lang Syne." The song, which means "old long since" or roughly "the good old days," was written by Robert Burns in 1788.

Making New Year's resolutions – pledges to change for the better in the coming year – is a common activity associated with this holiday. It is traditional to make toasts on New Year's Eve as well. Typically, the old year is represented by "Father Time," an elderly man with a flowing gray beard, and the new year is represented by an infant.

One of the largest celebrations in the world is at Times Square in New York City where the New Year's Eve Ball descends at the stroke of midnight. The "dropping of the ball" is a custom derived from harbor time signals, a common visual synchronization procedure once used primarily for navigation and astronomy. Times Square has been the center of worldwide attention since 1904 when the owners of One Times Square began conducting rooftop celebrations to usher in the new year.

New Year's Day is the oldest and most universal holiday. The Romans were the first to observe January 1 as New Year's Day in 153 B.C. In 1582, Pope Gregory XIII instituted the Gregorian calendar still in use today, setting January 1 as New Year's Day. Prior to this, many countries celebrated the new year on April 1st in celebration with the new spring season. It was celebrated much the same way as it is today with parties and dancing into the late hours of the night. The origin of April Fools' Day can be traced to this change.

Virgo Horoscope 2012

For you, 2012 is a complicated year, but depends on your attitude than how things will develop. Tend to become vocal, aggressive, combative, but in matters that should be treated differently. Do a lot in your opinion and you're not willing to change it for anything in the world. It may be that in some cases to give evidence of superficiality.

Always think of both aspects of a problem to know what are the advantages and disadvantages are. Put your interest first and then you will not regret the decisions we take.


2012 Horoscope Virgo - Virgo 2012 Love and sex
In the sentimental, start the year well. Enjoy the peace and harmony in life couple. But if you're single, it seems that loneliness you pushed hard enough because you're very vulnerable to the smallest gestures of sympathy you arouse people. You have to be somewhat prudent and ardent in this way do not!
In spring you can start a new romance. You might just find the right person for a long term relationship. It may, however, as well, to live beautiful adventure. In general, during the spring and summer promises to be rewarding one. For some Virgos, it may be just about marriage.
This situation extends to the end so that you live somewhere up on a pink cloud. Unable to communicate effectively with a loved one and at the same time, she lives with moments of passion.


2012 Horoscope Virgo - Virgo 2012 Career
Already started the year with good results in their professional activity. This does not remain unnoticed by superiors. You may be anxious regarding a new post, but should be patient.
It is possible to commit some imprudent at work. We offer you confidence in a person who does not deserve or become aggressive with others. Control your impulses and you do not ruin the good start that you had at the beginning of the year.
In the second and final half of you do to solve past problems that have so far extended. You must be very careful about what you do. It may be that before the end of 2012 to make important decisions about their careers.


2012 Horoscope Virgo - Virgin Money in 2012
This year you're concerned about your financial situation. It can increase your salary is to have higher incomes. As a nature and realistic pFecioaratica generally understand to manage your budget so that you do not ever stay without money.
The successes that we acquired in 2012 is due largely, they have links with foreign countries. Have confidence in yourself, what makes you get involved in serious projects, quite complex. If you travel somewhere in the summer, it may become more wasteful than are usual.
It is good to put some money aside, because they can interfere situations. Not encounter very difficult situations, but it's things that you do absolutely nothing like it when it happens.


2012 Horoscope Virgo - Virgo 2012 Health
Your overall health condition is good. You have the energy resources and not suffering from disease. Start but quite hectic year, which may eventually lead to nervousness. Take things one at a time and it shows more patience.
In general, you're concerned about your health, not because you had problems, but because you obijnuit to take care of yourself. You look for ways to boost your immunity and to feel better, the vitamins, food supplements, herbal treatments, etc..
By the end, you have no reason to worry about health. Feel good, you are in a satisfactory shape, and there are no new things along the way. Fortunately, you know to listen to your body and the first alarm, take action.

Horoscope 2012 Balance

In 2012 you have to make time for you to deal with professional obligations and family that you have. Both areas are very important existential therefore is not recommended to neglect one of them. It could also have other things to do, but if you want things to indreptein right direction, do yourself a priority list. You avoid problems that may occur when you ignore your family or service.

2012 is a year in which you are given the chance to learn to express yourself more freely. Even if you usually do everything possible to avoid conflict, sometimes just that you get to keep everything you do more harm. Not accumulate negative feelings and frustrations, for the sake of a relationship or not to hurt or offend others. If you say what you think and what does not make you feel obliged to shout or be aggressive. You can express yourself in a calm tone, clarifying a situation that bothers you.


Horoscope 2012 Balance - Love and sex balance in 2012
In love plan, 2012 is quite promising. In your relationship are expansive, showing emotions and desires, as perhaps you have not done it a long time. Open, warm and full of desire, you will live passionate moments with loved ones. Although you are not always open to all, in the spring and summer 2012 are capable of anything for your partner.
If you do not have any, are more likely to know the right person. By the summer, a new relationship can be started a relationship with great potential, even for marriage.
In general 2012 is a beautiful time, with many rewards, both in emotional and sexual. Memorable moments live, you get new experiences, you are on the same wavelength with your loved one. For some scales can be no question of marriage. Balances which will not be alone long. All you have to do is choose from the multitude of offers.


Balance 2012 Horoscope - Career Balance in 2012
Start the year with a vengeance. You are very energetic and put on great deeds. For any problems or difficulties you in business is a challenge and every success obtained is a confirmation that we must continue. Being so combative, competition or your rvalii should not make the mistake of underestimating you.
In spring and summer, manages to change the course of things, turning a situation in your favor. I really like what you do, which makes it easier. Be objective, do not get your way and keep away from diplomatic attitude. Be cautious when talking and no ear to hear anything.
Generally it is best to finish any important project until the fall. The first three quarters of the year is a very good, with many achievements. In the last three months of 2012 can make things complicated, so you lose precious time looking for solutions. Fortunately, this is not anything serious.


Horoscope 2012 Balance - Cash Balance in 2012
Started the year quite well, without getting in trouble financially. Money in the account on a regular basis, which makes you sit back. You do not have big plans, but as always, the cost involved here and there.
By mid you have to deal only with money they earn from their activity, because you do not enter any other amount in the account elsewhere. You may rely or to want money from family or from other sources, but they do not appear.
After the second half of 2012, begin to be more economical. The problem is that you try to impose certain restrictions and family that they will not get no better. Be diplomatic and do not overdo it with the list of sacrifices we ask others to do. Towards the end of 2012 your financial situation is improved. You may get a raise or find new ways to make money, perhaps secondary activities.


Horoscope 2012 Balance - Balance Health 2012
Generally do not encounter problems with the immune system this year. Small problems that may occur are short-lived. Basically you're in good shape, both physically and mentally, in early 2012.
If you want to start to practice a sport, choose something to make you happy and make your own program. Only so you can have results as your desires. Sport detoxify you and keep you in good shape and you know better than anyone how much it matters to you a pleasant appearance.
In the latter part of 2012 you can try new diet or to adopt a healthier eating style. If you like to cook, you will have experienced many things to choose your finally something on your taste. Spend more time in the company of people who make you feel good, because only then you relax.

Scorpio Horoscope 2012

Year 2012 can be a huge change for you, in several planes of existence. You can change your life for the better, both in terms of love, and professional aspect. Circumstances will be created so that you have the chance to do exactly what you wanted. To do this, but it is very important to have patience, although it characterized as not very.

If there are things that give you peace, if there are complaints, frustrations, problems in the past, unless you think it is time to detach yourself from them. To be licked and to be able to take care of your future, you must have the power to get back with you and others.


Scorpio 2012 Horoscope - Scorpio 2012 Love and sex
The plan love, you have to do some compromises to get along with your loved one. It's good to talk to her so you find the best solution for your relationship. If you're single, that loneliness can be very overwhelming and you want to be overly much with anyone. It is not a good idea first came to fall into your arms.
By summer you start closer to the partner and live beautiful moments with him. For those alone promises to be a time to be busy with meetings. It may be a special person, which Scorpio natives to fall in love over the ears.
In late 2012 will make their own Scorpions head. There will not know they had many adventures, but will live intensely every moment in hand. Natives who already have a relationship partner will allow more time and will invest in that relationship.


Scorpio 2012 Horoscope - Scorpio 2012 Career
In professional, 2012 promises to be a difficult time for you, but also beneficial at the same time. By the end you should have a better position or to change your service. But a lot depends on your attitude and to make things go in the right direction.
Announces the beginning of the year is quiet, except for events not related to you and where you can engage in imprudent. Do not make foolish gestures and do not argue with the world. You have a lot of work, and your situation can change overnight.
Professional activity brings many changes, which you can not control, but you need to adapt. Fortunately, it's about time changes that will be beneficial for you. Do so as to give evidence of flexibility. Do not miss the chances that you are given throughout.


Scorpio 2012 Horoscope - Scorpio 2012 Money
In financial terms, is a generally good time. In the first half of notable events is not, so it is best to adopt a balanced behavior in terms of money. Later, you may become a little extreme: BA make costly gifts, oh no do not go out to spend.
After the second half of investment opportunities arise or find some new ways to increase your income. It is better to be less economical to have a capital that you can rely on if you need it.
Towards the end of 2012, you may need expert advice. It can give you some tips to help you increase their income. Last months of the year is a good time for investments and financial speculation.


Scorpio 2012 Horoscope - Scorpio 2012 Health
In 2012 the chapter quite well stay health. Feel good, you're in good mental and physical shape and you have significant energy resources. All you have to do is to adopt a healthy program.
If you like to do sports, do not choose a task too difficult, do not push the boundaries of the body because you could suffer injury. Take it easy, because it gradually to gain more experience. Sport will do well, because you get rid of toxins and keep you in good shape, just as you need.
Try to sleep and eat at regular times, for a chaotic program does not help to face the many responsibilities they have. You better care of you and protect you whenever needed.

New Year's Day

New Year's Day is the first day of the year, January 1st.

The celebration of this holiday begins the night before on New Year's Eve, when Americans gather to wish each other a happy and prosperous coming year. At the stroke of midnight on New Year's Eve, people cheer and sing "Auld Lang Syne." The song, which means "old long since" or roughly "the good old days," was written by Robert Burns in 1788.

Making New Year's resolutions – pledges to change for the better in the coming year – is a common activity associated with this holiday. It is traditional to make toasts on New Year's Eve as well. Typically, the old year is represented by "Father Time," an elderly man with a flowing gray beard, and the new year is represented by an infant.

One of the largest New Year's Eve celebrations in the world is at Times Square in New York City where the New Year's Eve Ball descends at the stroke of midnight. The "dropping of the ball" is a custom derived from harbor time signals, a common visual synchronization procedure once used primarily for navigation and astronomy. Times Square has been the center of worldwide attention since 1904 when the owners of One Times Square began conducting rooftop celebrations to usher in the new year.

New Year's Day is the oldest and most universal holiday. The Romans were the first to observe January 1 as New Year's Day in 153 B.C. In 1582, Pope Gregory XIII instituted the Gregorian calendar still in use today, setting January 1 as New Year's Day. Prior to this, many countries celebrated the new year on April 1st in celebration with the new spring season. It was celebrated much the same way as it is today with parties and dancing into the late hours of the night. The origin of April Fools' Day can be traced to this change.

New Year Dates

New Years in the Month of January
January 1 - New Year's Day - The world's most widely celebrated holiday. Australia, Canada, the United Kingdom, the United States, India and many other countries celebrate their New Year on this date.

January 1 - Japanese New Year's Day - Also known as Gantan-sai or Oshogatsu.

January 7 - Egyptian New Year's Day (Sekhmet)
Mahayana Buddhist New Year is celebrated on the first full moon day in January.

January 11 - Old Scottish New Year

January 14 - Eastern Orthodox New Year's Day

January 21 - Celtic New Year
Korean New Year (Sol-Nal) - The Lunar New Year is celebrated at sunset on the day of the second new moon after the winter solstice.

Tibetan New Year also called Losar is celebrated in late January or early February at the time of the new moon.

Vietnamese New Year or Tet is celebrated between January 17th and February 19th at the time of the new moon.

New Years in the Month of February
Tibetan New Year (Ugyen Thinley Dorje) - Some Tibetans celebrate their New Year a month later than the Lunar New Year as Ugyen Thinley Dorje.

Muharram is the first month of the Muslim year and its first day is celebrated as Islamic New Year's Day.

New Years in the Month of March
March 1 - Roman New Year also called the Festival of Mars, aka Feriae Marti, honored Mars, the Roman god of war.

March 14 - Sikh New Year Day - It is the first day of Chet, the first month of the Sikh calendar.

March 21 - The Baha'i New Year (Naw-Ruz) is always celebratedon the 21st March.

The Hindu New Year also known as Bikrami Samvat falls on the day following the new moon on or after the spring equinox.

March 21 - The Persian or Iranian New Year (Noruz) is always held on the spring equinox.

March 21 - The Assyrian New Year, called Rish Nissanu, occurs on the vernal equinox, 21 March, commencing the start of the spring.

Telugu New Year's Day also known as Ugadi is celebrated on the day after the new moon following the vernal equinox (first day of spring).

March 21 - Zoroastrian New Year or Jamshedi is always on March 21st.

March 25 - Old British New Year - Before the Calendar Adjustment Act of 1751, Great Britain and its U.S. colonies celebrated New Year's Day on March 25 because it is Lady Day as well as the Feast of the Annunciation.

New Years in the Month of April
Theravadin Buddhist New Year - The Tharavadin Buddhists of Thailand, Burma, Sri Lanka, Cambodia, and Lao celebrate the New Year on the first full moon day with three days of celebration.

April 14 - Solar New Year (Songkran) - This new year's day is celebrated in many southeast Asia countries as Baisakhi in India, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka (or Varushapirapu); Songkran in Thailand; Boum Pimay or Bun-Pi-Mai-Lao in Laos; Thingyan in Myanmar; and Bon Chol Chhnam in Cambodia. The exact time on the 13th or 14th is determined by astrologers.

April 14 - Nepali New Year Day - The specific time of the New Year is set by astrologers on the 13th or 14th.

April 13 or April 14 - Sikh New Year Day (Vaisaki or Baisakhi) -On this day in 1699, Guru Gobind Singh created the Brotherhood of the Pure.

April 14 - Sinhala /Tamil New Year's Day - Sri Lankans celebrate their national New Year's Day (Puththandu in Tamil and Aluth Avurudhu in Sinhala). The specific time of the New Year is set by astrologers on the 13th or 14th. The Tamil New Year and Vishu are celebrated on the same day respectively in the Southern Indian states of Tamil Nadu and Kerala. They generally fall on 13 April or 14 April. The first month of the Tamil New Year is called Chithrai.

The Thai New Year is celebrated from 13 April to 15 April by throwing water.

The Cambodian New Year and Lao New Year are celebrated from 13 April to 15 April.

The Bengali New Year called Pohela Baisakh is celebrated on 14 April or 15 April in both Bangladesh and West Bengal.

April 22 - Parsi New Year Day also known as Pateti is celebrated on April 23 (April 22nd on leap years), this is one of the local new years celebrated in India.

24 - Babylonian New Year - The Babylonian New Year begins the Nabonassar Era Year 2752 on April 25th (24th on leap years).

New Years in the Month of May
May 26 - Buddhist New Year also known as Buddha Purnima or Buddha Jayanti - Some Buddhist sects celebrate Budhha's birthday on the eighth day of the fourth lunar month as their New Year's Day. Note: Some sects now celebrate Buddha's birthday on April 8th.

New Years in the Month of June
June 21 - Ancient Greek New Year - Some versions of the ancient Greek calendar celebrated the new year on the summer solstice.

New Years in the Month of July
July 9 - Armenian New Year - The Armenian Era, an old way of measuring time, began on July 9, 552.

New Years in the Month of August
Malayalam New Year - On the new moon in late August or early September (the first day of the Hindu month of Bhadon), the southern Indian state of Kerala celebrates its new year.

August 23 - Zoroastrian New Year (Shenshai) is always on August 23rd, for those Zoroastrians who follow the Shenshai calendar.

New Years in the Month of September
September 1 - Orthodox Christian New Year - This day marks the New Year for some Russian Orthodox Christians.

September 10 - African New Year

September 11 (12th in leap years)- Ethiopian New Years Day - This is a national holiday in Ethiopia.

September 16 - Rosh Hashanah or Jewish New Year begins on the first day of the Jewish month of Tishri (Tishrei), is also called the Day of Judgment and Remembrance.

New Years in the Month of October
October 3 - Moroccan New Year's Day

New Years in the Month of November
Hindu New Year (Diwali) is celebrated on the new moon in late October or early November. It is considered by some as one of the Hindu New Years (sometimes celebrated the day after Diwali as Vikram New Year).

The Marwari New Year is celebrated on the day of the festival of Diwali

Jain New Year - Celebrated on the day after Diwali, this is the New Year's day for the Jain religion. It is the day after of the attainment of Moksha by Mahavir Swami and the day when his chief disciple Gautam Swami attained Kevalgnan.

The Gujarati New Year is usually celebrated the day after the festival of Diwali (which occurs in mid-fall - either October or November, depending on the Lunar calendar.

New Years in the Month of December
Sikkimese New Year - The Sikkimese New Year or Losoong is celebrated from the first to fifth day of the Lunar 11th month. It is also called Sonam Losar or the Farmer's New Year.

Sagittarius Horoscope 2012

For you, 2012 can be a very nice period in which many things happen in events occurring beneficial for you. It is important to book your time to sit with yourself to discover who you really are and to know your needs. The more you manage to do it better, so you can take advantage of opportunities that arise over this year.


Pay attention to the spiritual side of life, think of the principles we have, in the fullness of soul that you hand the joys that you can do to others. If you ignore your own feelings and you will not be afraid of their emotions, it can be to live moments of great accomplishment. In particular, the love is well aspected. You will focus attention on the accomplishments in the sentimental and have the opportunity to make important choices with long-term effect.


Sagittarius 2012 Horoscope - Sagittarius 2012 Love and sex
The plan love, you have a pretty full year. If your relationship is a solid couple, then there is no reason for concern, on the contrary. You look more responsible, warmer, more careful with your loved one. In turn, it tries to fulfill all your desires. It is a beautiful period in which the harmony that defines enjoy your life together.
But if there are serious problems and complaints, you try to find your solace in the arms of another person. If your partner learn about this adventure, the situation will deteriorate even more important is to know really what you want in the sentimental.
Sagittarius will not be left alone so long. Throughout the year have some success, and considered options available are endless. Many of them will thank you to enjoy every moment in hand. Others, however, who want a stable relationship will not only give people a chance to meet their needs. However, Sagittarius will love again in 2012, perhaps several times.


Sagittarius 2012 Horoscope - Sagittarius 2012 Career
This year you are very concerned about their professional activity. You take your career seriously and do everything possible to evolve, to get a better job, a vantage point and a higher salary. You have all chances to succeed in your efforts to the work results are excellent.
It is best not to deviate from your way and to keep a diplomatic attitude. Even if you encounter problems, does not mean it can not be emerging situations tense around you. Do not get involved in things that do not look and do not let your colleagues to influence you. Keep a good relationship with everyone.
You may change your service or to be promoted. Your efforts will be rewarded in one way or another. If you are looking for a person at work, if you really want to start a romance would be good to make sure everything is correct and tactful, to make things move in the right direction.


Sagittarius 2012 Horoscope - Sagittarius 2012 Money
The financial plan is a good year in 2012, balanced, no major events. Generally, money in your account constantly. You do not have very high costs, mandatory, but you can opt for some expensive acquisitions. It is advisable to think very carefully before making such a purchase.
There are several opportunities throughout the year to earn more money. There is no question to get rich overnight, but you can improve your standard of living. Do so as to take advantage of the chances that you offered. One of them may occur following a job even better.
Otherwise, you should put some money aside, only to have an insurance policy in case of unforeseen circumstances that occur or certain needs. Fortunately, you purchased quite a situation remains stable.


Sagittarius 2012 Horoscope - Sagittarius 2012 Health
In terms of health, is a year that does not face serious problems, but you part of some minor inconveniences. To the extent possible, make an effort to have a balanced daily program. Pay attention to eating and sleeping hours. Try to sleep early. If you can wait until later to deal with insomnia.
Nor do all of your desires in the kitchen. You are quite greedy and you could eat large amounts of foods that just do not want to think about than the pleasure of the moment. It is when you temper.
After the second half of the year you can have some feelings of nervousness and agitation, but you can overcome these moments with a little goodwill.

American Holidays

Learn more about holidays celebrated by many Americans, such as New Year's Day, Independence Day, and Thanksgiving.
Americans celebrate a variety of federal holidays and other national observances throughout the year. American holidays can be secular, religious, international, or uniquely American.

With the wide variety of federal holidays, and the many levels of American government, it can be confusing to determine what public and private facilities are open on or around a given federal holiday. You can usually find such information in the daily newspaper or by calling the office you wish to visit.

The following are American federal holidays and other common national observances. Federal holidays are indicated as such.

New Year's Day is January 1. The celebration of this federal holiday begins the night before, when Americans gather to wish each other a happy and prosperous coming year. Many Americans make New Year's resolutions.

Martin Luther King Day is a federal holiday celebrated on the third Monday in January. The Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr. was an African-American clergyman who is recognized for his tireless efforts to win civil rights for all people through nonviolent means.

Groundhog Day is February 2, and has been celebrated since 1887. On Groundhog Day, crowds gather in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania, to see if groundhog Punxsutawney Phil sees his shadow after emerging from his burrow, thus predicting six more weeks of winter weather.

Valentine's Day is celebrated on February 14. The day was named after an early Christian martyr, and on Valentine's Day, Americans give presents like candy or flowers to the ones they love. The first mass-produced valentine cards were sold in the 1840s.

Washington's Birthday is a federal holiday observed the third Monday of February to honor George Washington, the first President of the United States. This date is commonly called Presidents' Day and many groups honor the legacy of past presidents on this date.

Easter falls on a spring Sunday that varies from year to year. Easter is a Christian holiday celebrating the resurrection of Jesus Christ. For Christians, Easter is a day of religious services and the gathering of family. Many Americans follow old traditions of coloring hard-boiled eggs and giving children baskets of candy.

Earth Day is observed on April 22. First celebrated in 1970 in the United States, it inspired national legislation such as the Clean Air and Clean Water Acts. Earth Day is designed to promote ecology, encourage respect for life on earth, and highlight concern over pollution of the soil, air, and water.

National Arbor Day was proclaimed as the last Friday in April by President Richard Nixon in 1970. A number of state Arbor Days are observed at other times to coincide with the best tree planting weather, from January and February in the south to May in the far north. The observance began in 1872, when Nebraska settlers and homesteaders were urged to plant trees on the largely treeless plains.

Mother's Day celebrates mothers every second Sunday of May. President Woodrow Wilson, who issued a proclamation in 1914, asked Americans to give a public expression of reverence to mothers on this day. Carnations have come to represent Mother's Day, following President William McKinley's habit of always wearing a white carnation, his mother's favorite flower.

Memorial Day is a federal holiday observed the last Monday of May. It originally honored the people killed in the American Civil War, but has become a day on which the American dead of all wars, and the dead generally, are remembered in special programs held in cemeteries, churches, and other public meeting places. The flying of the American flag is widespread.

Flag Day, celebrated June 14, has been a presidentially proclaimed observance since 1916. Although Flag Day is not a federal holiday, Americans are encouraged to display the flag outside their homes and businesses on this day to honor the history and heritage the American flag represents.

Father's Day celebrates fathers every third Sunday of June. Father's Day began in 1909 in Spokane, Washington, when a daughter requested a special day to honor her father, a Civil War veteran who raised his children after his wife died. The first presidential proclamation honoring fathers was issued in 1966 by President Lyndon Johnson.

Independence Day is July 4. This federal holiday honors the nation's birthday - the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776. It is a day of picnics and patriotic parades, a night of concerts and fireworks. The flying of the American flag is widespread.

Labor Day is the first Monday of September. This federal holiday honors the nation's working people, typically with parades. For most Americans it marks the end of the summer vacation season and the start of the school year.

Columbus Day is a federal holiday celebrated on the second Monday in October. The day commemorates October 12, 1492, when Italian navigator Christopher Columbus landed in the New World. The holiday was first proclaimed in 1937 by President Franklin D. Roosevelt.

Halloween is celebrated on October 31. On Halloween, American children dress up in funny or scary costumes and go "trick or treating" by knocking on doors in their neighborhood. The neighbors are expected to respond by giving them small gifts of candy or money.

Veterans Day is celebrated on November 11. Originally called Armistice Day, this federal holiday was established to honor Americans who had served in World War I, but it now honors veterans of all wars in which the U.S. has fought. Veterans' organizations hold parades, and the president places a wreath on the Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia.

Thanksgiving Day is a federal holiday celebrated on the fourth Thursday in November. In the fall of 1621, the Pilgrims held a three-day feast to celebrate a bountiful harvest. Many regard this event as the nation's first Thanksgiving.The Thanksgiving feast became a national tradition and almost always includes some of the foods served at the first feast: roast turkey, cranberry sauce, potatoes, and pumpkin pie.

Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day is December 7. In 1994, Congress designated this national observance to honor the more than 2,400 military service personnel who died on this date in 1941, during the surprise attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, by Japanese forces. The attack on Pearl Harbor caused the United States to enter World War II.

Christmas Day is a federal holiday celebrated on December 25. Christmas is a Christian holiday marking the birth of the Christ Child. Decorating houses and yards with lights, putting up Christmas trees, giving gifts, and sending greeting cards have become holiday traditions even for many non-Christian Americans. Find holiday tips to help you celebrate.

Other Celebrations
Various ethnic and religious groups in America celebrate days with special meaning to them even though these are not national holidays. Jews, for example, observe their high holy days in September, Muslims celebrate Ramadan, African Americans celebrate Kwanzaa, Irish Americans celebrate the old country's patron saint, St. Patrick, on March 17, and Mardi Gras is the day before the Christian season of Lent begins and is a big occasion in New Orleans, Louisiana, where huge parades and wild revels take place. There are many other such religious and ethnic celebrations in the United States.

Capricorn Horoscope 2012

In 2012 you may feel more than ever need to express yourself, to say what they think, what you feel, what you want. Even if you are a diplomat usually quite a bit and talk about them, in this period become more expansive and high expectations of others.


Try to find the middle line between your interests and interests of others. As long as you see your way without harm to anyone, things will be better in the right direction. If you ever wanted to do volunteer work, now's your chance. You know how to approach people and give them guess your support needs.


2012 Horoscope Capricorn - Capricorn 2012 Love and sex
Love is very important plan this year. Capricorns have a happy relationship live a very beautiful time in their lives. Especially the end is a very special moment that will bring more fulfillment on all levels. Natives know to appreciate what they have and enjoy every moment spent with your loved one.
For those who are facing big problems, 2012 could mean the end of that relationship. The decision will be tough and generally, when separation can be difficult, but after it follows a new beginning. Capricorns do not see any relief that they will offer a new chance, breaking into a situation that makes them profoundly unhappy.
For the single, 2012 promises to be a very good year, where they will head in the bedroom, but that might even be and love. Some will know someone who will overthrow the system of values ​​and priorities. It will not be long before they will make plans for marriage.


2012 Horoscope Capricorn - Capricorn 2012 Career
In professional, 2012 is a year you decide to make major changes. Do you want more from your professional life, a better job, many thousand cash, more pleasant tasks, a more stimulating. You do your best in you, and the results will not be late to appear.
It may be emerging opportunity in the beginning of the year. Perhaps at first glance that you get your proposal is too little interesting. Study carefully before you refuse. Even if you have to learn some new things you do not have to foot a chance to be sure before you made the right decision.
Even if you like to work alone, in some cases you will only remarkable results working in a team. Learn how to get involved in projects and communicate with colleagues, tell your mind and help them all when possible. You will highlight and you will create a good image.


2012 Horoscope Capricorn - Capricorn 2012 Money
Your budget in 2012 is generally stable in the first three parts of the year. The money comes with no problems, so your lifestyle is not affected. It may still you want more, better, more expensive, in fact. If you start making purchases without thinking about consequences, soon you will not have too much money on the card.
If you have debts, pay them faster. Do not enter into disputes, not create your own problems you can prevent if you pay attention to your financial situation. In general, should you have the enough money that you do not need to borrow.
In late can complicate the situation slightly. Be careful of something you have additional resources to cope with unpleasant surprise. If you do not want to take care of you bank account turn to someone in the family trust.


2012 Horoscope Capricorn - Capricorn 2012 Health
With health sit well in 2012. Generally do not encounter serious problems, your immune system functioning well. Be sure to adopt a more balanced lifestyle, as, for otherwise the, you and enjoy.
If you are struggling with insomnia, see if maybe you mind full of thoughts. You may think of a lot or simply be affected by all kinds of pictures you've seen on TV. It would not hurt to move it somewhere else in the bedroom and go to bed earlier. Find healthy ways to relax.
Watch your diet, if you care about your physical appearance. Eat little and often and establishes clear your table some hours so that your body to learn with those hours. You can do the same for sleep. You will see that while you will feel rested and more optimistic.

Aquarius Horoscope 2012

Year 2012 is a period of ups and downs. You have many things to do. Some events do not occur very happy now. However, while you will realize that what is happening now is actually in your favor. You may be forced to take some decisions, take attitude, to make a change. In time, it can be difficult, but long term will be better for you that way.


Pay close attention to the decisions we take in this year. Do not act on impulse, that you regret later. Take advantage of the chances that you offered and have self confidence.


Aquarius 2012 Horoscope - Aquarius 2012 Love and sex
Started the year quite well. If you have a stable relationship, enjoy every moment spent with your loved one. You are like two pigeons eager romance, charm and beyond. You get the plan erotic fulfillment and your partner will live up to your expectations. If your relationship is strong, things will develop in a harmonious way throughout the year.
For Aquarians are not very attached to partner in 2012 is perhaps the temptation to appear everywhere. Some natives will fail, venturing into a romance with another person who managed to generate interest enough to risk that such a move. It remains to be seen whether their decision will prove a wise or not.
Aquarians who are single will be very concerned about their love life. They have a lot of chances in 2012, go to meetings, live romantic moments, particularly pleasant. For some it may be a new partner. For others, it just need to experiment and to feel better. It is a time that brings many joys for which I know to be grateful Aquarius.


Aquarius 2012 Horoscope - Aquarius 2012 Career
In your professional doing pretty well this year. Things are heading in the right direction. Do so that you have the autonomy to professional activity. If you have enough freedom of movement can make things interesting. It is also important to have a balanced attitude and a perspective on the state of affairs. Learn to tell the difference between what you see with your own eyes and crap that you hear from one or the other.
This year, to achieve success might be needed to show you more diplomat. For example, even if certain things you own, even if they are yours by right, does not claim to get them on an aggressive tone. Matter how much you ask, even when your right to give you some merits and benefits. Also, you could earn if you leave out the others to shine and to receive honors, even if they really deserved.
It may be necessary in 2012 to do some hard choices, move your elbows to struggle to succeed. In the late summer and autumn of the more difficult period in which you must look more combative and more confident. Do not deviate from your way and always play book diplomacy, because you have won in this way.


Aquarius 2012 Horoscope - Aquarius 2012 Money
In general, the money sit well, fulfilling your financial situation is one in 2012. Throughout the year you have the chance to earn more money through various activities, with a raise or perhaps through an inheritance. Therefore not really have to worry about.
On the other hand, you should be more attentive to the evolution of your bank account, so that errors can occur, especially in the first months of 2012. If you notice something suspicious, looking back to the bank what happened. Track your expenses and to see more clearly how much money out of your pocket every day.
If you have enough money sources, you can make a fad from time to time, but not to catch the taste of expenditure. Make sure you do in such a way that you have the financial resources, so you can do if you need.


Aquarius 2012 Horoscope - Aquarius 2012 Health
In physical problems this year have not. Generally you are protected from disease if you have a balanced lifestyle. It may still take a few extra pounds if you will make all desires in the kitchen. You greedy and take every opportunity to eating something. Get used to eat and not hungry appetite, nor think of your temper you. But if you will not like the look, you should change your habits.
In the third part of feeling good with yourself, you are optimistic, energetic and cheerful. The rest of the year of mood swings. When you are downcast and gloomy thoughts broke when you regain appetite for life. It is important not to let the prey of these negative emotions, especially if there is no immediate cause.
Can you deal with nerves, to be restless and impatient. You could recklessly injured or something wrong. Make an effort to focus on one object and take things at a time. With nervous haste and will not solve anything.

Pisces Horoscope 2012

2012 is a year where you have to hurry to act. All things to be done in a spontaneous, all projects must be completed quickly, all chances to be caught on the fly to be focused at this time. Only up to you how things will develop. It is best to pay close attention to what is happening around you.


Pay attention to your mental disposition. You tend to be pessimistic, unhappy and look at everything in black. Try to distance yourself a little and look cold. You did good reason to feel so happy and that you fill up your negative thinking, every day? If the answer has to do with you, it would be appropriate to try to know yourself better and to control yourself. You can rate things because you're beautiful too preoccupied to your pity.


2012 Horoscope Pisces - Pisces 2012 Love and sex
Start year plan well in love. In your couple, you get the fulfillment of sexual and emotional. There are beautiful moments, enjoy it piece by piece. Fish with a stable relationship have no concern. For others, if things are really bad and no longer sees any relief, it may be that by the middle of 2011 to decide the final separation. For some natives, the question of divorce.
Fish are lucky in 2012 alone. Attention to how they look and what people send around, Pisces is eager to make notice and go with the sweet waves of a new love. Do not take too long to fall in love. Fish play their hole cards to make sure that they manage to conquer a new occurrence in their lives. Cupid's Sagetatile will work on both sides.
Otherwise, the year is pretty quiet in the bosom of torque. It is important that the natives know how to protect their relationship and not to be affected by problems outside. Do not argue with your partner because of things that have nothing to do with your relationship. You will regret if you let emotions prey and external factors.


2012 Horoscope Pisces - Pisces 2012 Career
The 2012 plan is well aspected career. You have several projects underway and some of them may have foreign ties. It is better to develop your contacts and keep in touch with people who deserve your attention. You get pretty successful, but this will not appeal to everyone. You have to know how you see your way without you care about all you hear and see around. It is difficult but not impossible.
It may be that this year has come forth to go to meetings, to meet new people, to take the word, to make presentations. It is therefore important to have a professional look perfect. Make a wardrobe review and if necessary go to a salon to achieve a fresh and serious look. You will be confident because both appearance, and because of your accomplishments.
It is good to take a diplomat in everything you do, talk less and say only what is strictly necessary. Even if you personally know works well, not everyone is as happy. Try to detach from the rest, but be nice. Some achievements can make you become demanding, which eventually will lead to problems in relationships with others.


2012 Horoscope Pisces - Pisces 2012 Money
With the money sit quite well in 2012. It is not possible enrichment, but money in your account on a regular basis so you can lead a decent life. However, throughout the year will be tempted to do many major expenses or costs. When you want to invest in something, you should think three times before removing the wallet from his pocket.
There are notable events financially, but it's caution. Money come and go, and if not properly manage your budget, you have to lose. In time, you can put something aside for the days when even you will really need some extra money.
Important financial decisions, require expert advice and document yourself very well. Only then will reach a decision in full knowledge of the facts.


2012 Horoscope Pisces - Fish Health 2012
With health sit quite well. If you have some health problems, they are minor and you will find the most effective treatment. Generally, your immune system works well, taking you away from trouble.
Work hard, are very active and have enough energy resources to meet your program loaded. It is good to make time for you. Find a sport that you like to combine exercise and body with the mind. It will help relieve your stress and keep your balance.
Eat less and be less carnivorous. Consume large amounts of meat and there seem to forget that the world and vegetables and greens. You may not realize that from your diet lacks certain plant that you would do well. Stop eating spontaneously choosing any you have on hand, but regularly scheduled. Will you more aware of the foods you eat.

вторник, 27 декабря 2011 г.

New Year Day Celebrations

New Year's Day marks the end of one year and beginning of the other. New Year is celebrated by all countries that measure yearly calendars. Most countries across the globe follow the Gregorian calendar and celebrate their New Year's Day on January 1. In several countries January 1 is a holiday. Grand bashes, balls and parades are organized to welcome the New Year and bid adieu to the old.

History of New Year's Day Celebrations
New Year's Day is said to be the oldest and most universally celebrated holiday. The tradition of celebrating New Year's Day is said to have started by Romans circa 153 BC. Romans celebrated their New Year on March 1 according to old Roman Calendar. Even before the Romans, Mesopotamians are said to have celebrated new years at the time of the vernal equinox in mid-March around 2000 BC. After a series of changes in calendar, in 1582, Pope Gregory XIII instituted the Gregorian calendar still in use today, and set January 1 as New Year's Day.

New Year's Day Eve
Celebrations for New Year's Day begin on the eve of the New Year on December 31. Late night parties and bashes are organized to give farewell to the year gone by and welcome the New Year. Just as the clock strikes for midnight, people hug everyone around and wish each other a 'Happy New Year'. Cakes are cut and firecrackers are burst to give a celebratory welcome to the upcoming year.

Exchanging Greetings on New Year's Day
On the New Year's Day people wear bright new clothes and spring clean their houses. At several places people follow the tradition of 'first footing' and do not leave the house before someone comes in first. First footing person should ideally get some gifts and is accorded a warm welcome by the people. Later, people move out to exchange greetings and New Year gifts with their friends and dear ones. Popular New Year gifts include cake, flowers, chocolates, decorative and New Year Greeting cards. The idea behind exchanging gifts and greetings is to give warm wishes for a New Year and strengthen the bond of love shared with dear ones.

New Year's Day Resolutions
There is also a very strong tradition to make New Year Resolutions on January 1. This is done to give away old bad habits and adopt better ones. Some of the most popular New Year resolutions include weight reduction, quitting smoking, giving up junk food and being punctual. Though it has been noticed that many people fail to keep their resolutions a week after New Year's Day, the importance of making a fresh New Year's Day resolution every year is still the same.

New Year's Day Outing
Several countries observe a holiday on New Year's Day. And in some countries, especially those dominated by Christians have their Christmas holiday extended till New Year's Day. Hence, people have all the time and reasons to celebrate the occasion. A popular trend is to go out for vacations in tourist places. Those who are unable to go in far off places go out for picnics, campings, trekking, skiing etc. A huge rush is also observed in malls, theaters and restaurants as many people especially, youngsters celebrate the New Year's by moving out with their dear ones. Some countries organize New Year Day Parades and Sports, many people participate and witness these joyful events. Those who prefer a bit of sobriety organize New Year's Day parties in their homes and spend the first day of the year with their friends and dear ones.

New Year's Day Review
In modern times, media, such as newspapers, magazines, radio and television make a review of the pas year. They give reports recollecting the events of the past and make predictions for the coming year. Various types of astronomical predictions for the coming year are also made which are lapped up by people too eager to peep into the coming year.

понедельник, 26 декабря 2011 г.

New Year Eve

Celebrations for New Year begin from New Year's Eve on 31st December. This is the last day of the Gregorian calendar and the day before New Year's Day. The idea behind New Year's Eve celebration is to bid adieu to the year gone by and give a warm welcome to the coming year. Popular way of celebrating New Year's Eve is to party until the moment of the transition of the year at midnight.

New Year's Eve is a public non-working holiday in several countries including France, Australia, Argentina, Brazil, New Zealand, Mexico, Greece, the Philippines, and Venezuela.

New Year Eve Traditions
Tradition of celebrating New Year's Eve vary in several parts of the world due to cultural variations. In most countries people cut cake as the clock strikes for midnight on New Year's Eve and open champagne bottles to express their joys. Given here is a brief description of some of the other most popular and interesting traditions of New Year Eve celebrations.

Father Time and Baby New Year
A common image of New Year's Eve celebration is the incarnation of Father Time - the old year represented by an old bearded man wearing a sash across his chest with the previous year printed on it. This Father Time hands over his responsibilities to the Baby New Year - the personification of New Year represented by a baby wearing a sash with the new year printed on it.

Auld Lang Syne
Inspired by an old Scottish tune, the song Auld Lang Syne (meaning 'the good old days') has become the National Anthem of New Year's eve celebration. The song is traditionally sung at the midnight on the New Year's Eve in almost all English speaking countries of the world. The lyrics to the song Auld Lang Syne were written by the poet Robert Burns and published after his death in 1796. Bursting of Firecrackers In most parts of the world, people welcome the New Year by bursting noisy firecrackers. Some even fire celebratory gun-shots. The tradition emerged from an ancient belief that noise and fire helped to dispel evil spirits and bring good-luck.

Greeting Happy New Year
Just as the clock strikes at midnight on New Year's Day people start Greeting Happy New Year to everyone around. At several places there is also a tradition to kiss one's beloved at midnight. It is said that kissing ensures affections and ties will continue all through the year. To dear ones staying in distant cities, greetings are sent over phone or through SMS and New Year greeting cards.

Popular New Year Eve Celebrations Around the World
Many countries take pride in their New Year's Eve celebrations but New Year's Eve of Times Square, Trafalgar Square and Sydney are most popular amongst them all.

New Year's Eve at Times Square in New York City
New Year's Eve celebration of Times Square, New York city is one of the most popular New Year's eve celebrations around the world. The event is noted for the famous ball drop atop One Times Square. Every year, thousands of people from across the world descend upon Times Square to experience this traditional event.

New Year's Eve at Trafalgar Square in London
This is yet another most popular New Year's Eve celebrations. Each year thousands of revelers throng the Square to welcome the New Year to the sound of Big Ben's famous chimes.

New Year's Eve at Sydney, Australia
Sydney is said to be the world's preferred destination for New Year's Eve celebrations. Breathtaking firework display is said to be the major attraction that pull thousands of people to Sydney from all over the world. An estimated 80,000 firecrackers are shot from Sydney Harbour Bridge on the New Year's Eve, offering a truly stunning view. The other major attraction is The Harbour of Lights Parade. It is a delightful sight to watch cruise boats covered in fairy lights cruise the centre of the harbour all night.

воскресенье, 25 декабря 2011 г.

New Year Traditions

Tradition of welcoming the New Year by organizing feasts and celebrations has been carried forward since ancient times. Historians believe that New Year tradition were started by ancient Babylonians more than 4,000 years ago. Egyptians, Romans, Celts continued it and now the present generation cherish this tradition by celebrating New Year in the most extravagant manner.

Most countries across the globe celebrate New Year on January 1. This day officially became the first day of the year in 46 BC when Julius Caesar established the Julian calendar. However, many countries and communities follow different calendars and celebrate their New Year in an entirely different time of the year by following their own specific customs and traditions. Given here is glimpse of New Year traditions as observed on January 1 in countries following Gregorian calendar.

New Year's Eve
Celebrations begin on the New Year Eve on December 31st. Hotels, restaurants, clubs and pubs organize New Year Eve balls and parties. People sing, dance and make merry. Fun events and contests are also organized to entertain the crowd. As New Year falls at the peak winter time in many countries bonfires are lit to keep the people warm. And just when the clock strikes for midnight firecrackers are burst to welcome the advent of New Year. People greet Happy New Year with a warm hug to every one around them. With loved ones and friends at a distance people exchange greetings through SMSs and phone calls. No wonder, phone network see maximum traffic at this time.

New Year's Day Celebrations
To mark the auspicious beginning of New Year, people wear fresh new clothes and clean up their house. Many prefer to spend this day in the company of their family members and dear ones. People also visit their friends and exchange New Year Gifts and greetings with them. Restaurants, multiplexes and malls experience a busy time on New Year's Day as many prefer to spend the day by watching movies and eating out with dear ones. There is also a trend of going out for picnics or to exotic tourist destinations to celebrate the day.

New Year's Resolutions
One of the most popular New Year custom is to make New Year Resolution. The tradition is said to have been started by early Babylonians who resolved to start the New Year with a clean state by returning borrowed farm equipment. Even in present times, people make New Year resolutions. Though it has been noticed that most people fail to carry them forward beyond the first week of New Year. Some of the most popular New Year resolutions including promises to quit smoking, losing weight, waking up early and being punctual.

New Year's Parades
In several countries, there is a popular tradition of organizing New Year Parades. In the United States, one of the most famous parades is the Tournament of Roses where the floats are all decorated with flowers. Chinese New Year Parade in San Francisco and the New Year's Day Parade of London are other most participated and talked about parades of the world. A large number of people throng the entire route of fun-filled parade to watch giant balloons, tableau and dancers in colorful costumes.

New Year's Games
In many countries, people enjoy the New Year by indulging in games and sports. Athletics, football, cricket are some of the most popular New Year sports. In some countries, special tournaments are organized for New Year's Day. Many participate while others enjoy them on TV. In households people recreate by participating in indoor games and activities.

суббота, 24 декабря 2011 г.

About New Year

New Year's Day is perhaps the oldest of all holidays and celebrated everywhere in the world. New Year's Day mark the end of one calendar year and beginning of another. The date of New Year's Day varies in countries across the globe this is because different countries and communities follow different calendars. Most countries in the world have adopted Gregorian Calendar and celebrate their New Year Day on January 1. It is the celebrations of this New Year Day which we shall discuss under this section.

Celebrating the New Year Day people welcome the coming year and bid adieu to the old. People express their wish that the new year will be filled with health, happiness and prosperity for themselves and all their dear ones. Feasting and merry-making is an integral part of New Year's Day celebrations.

Please click on the links below to understand the traditions, customs and origins of New Year's Day and New Year's Eve celebration. The New Year's Date page lists the New Year's Date of different countries and communities around the world.

пятница, 23 декабря 2011 г.

Origin Of New Year

New Year is the world's most popularly celebrated festival. Perhaps, everybody would like to know how these celebrations began, from where it originated and what is so important about the festival. Let's give you an insight to the origin of this grand event in a brief form.

Origin of New Year dates back to the era of emperors. They thought of celebrating a special day which should dot a day for beginning and end of the year. First New Year celebrations were noticed in Mesopotamia around 2000 years. It was celebrated at the time of Equinox in mid-March by the Egyptians, Persians and Phoenicians while Greeks celebrated it on winter solstice.

Ancient New Year Calendar
First New Year celebrations were noticed in Mesopotamia around 2000 years. It was celebrated at the time of Equinox in mid-March by the Egyptians, Persians and Phoenicians while Greeks celebrated it on winter solstice. As per the ancient Roman calendar New Year fell on March 1. This calendar just had ten months and March was the first month of the year. The calendar originated by the cycles of the moon, beginning in spring and ending with autumn planting.

Inclusion of Two Calendar Months
It was Numa Pompilius, the second king of Rome who divided the year into twelve lunar months by adding the months of January and February. The New Year was shifted to January as it marked the beginning of the civil years in Rome. But this was not fully accepted by the people of Rome and they continued celebrating in the month of March only.

January 1- an Official Date of New Year Celebrations
The Roman emperor Julius Caesar officially declared January 1 to be a New Year in 46 B.C. Romans worshiped God Janus who had two faces, one looking forward and the other looking backward. The month of January was named after this Roman God and it gave an idea to the emperor to establish January as a gate to the New Year. It is said Caesar celebrated January 1 - New Year by ordering the revolutionary Jewish forces to route back.

People began New Year celebrations on January 1 after many years. They ritualized the beginning of the year by acting and re-enacting the world of the past before peace proliferated. People learned January as first month of the year and with this the tradition of following Julian calendar.

Abolition of Roman New Year Date
In the medieval period, pagan festivals were given more importance and March 25 was announced as the beginning of the New Year. March 25 was called the Annunciation Day as on this day Mary got the news that she should be impregnated.

Later, the King of England ensured that Jesus' birth December 25 should be commemorated as New Year.

Gregorian Calendar
About 500 years later, Pope Gregory XIII abolished the old Julian calendar and introduced Gregorian calendar which comprised of a leap year after every four years to maintain balance between seasons and calendar. Finally, in 1582, Gregorian calendar was set to celebrate New Year on the first day of January.

четверг, 22 декабря 2011 г.

New Year In Cambodia

Cambodian New Year or the Chaul Chnam Thmey (New Year in Khmer-Cambodian language) is celebrated for three days. According to the Gregorian Calendar, it falls on April 13th or 14th . New Year in Cambodia represents the end of the harvesting season.

Khmer New Year Traditions
Everyday people visit temples to get blessings from monks and priests. They build a sand hill on the temple grounds and decorate it with five religious flags one on the top and four around the sides. This sand hill represents Buddha's five disciples.

People of Cambodia follow a tradition to sprinkle holy water on each others faces in the morning, on the chest at noon and on the feet in the evening. These days people also pour colored water on their friends and relatives. Colored water symbolize different colors of life in future. Tradition of throwing powder on each other at the time of New Year is also very famous.

Khmer New Year Celebrations
New Year in Cambodia is celebrated by performing various rituals and playing number of games. The three day New Year celebration include the following traditions:

First Day Celebrations - Moha Sangkran
The first day of the New Year is called Moha Sangkran. It is believed that on this day God's angels come to earth to take care of it's creation. To welcome these holy angels, people clean and light up their houses. Members of the family place an idol of Lord Buddha on an altar with flowers, candles, incense sticks, a bowl of scented water, eatables, drinks and shaped out banana leaves.

Food prepared at the time of Moha Sangkran is offered to monks and priests of the temples.

Second Day Celebrations - Vanabot
On the second day of Khmer New Year celebrations, people offer charity and alms to the poor. It is also considered good to present gifts to family members and relatives. At some official places, employees get gifts and other monetary incentives.

Third Day Celebrations - Leung Sakk
On the third day of New Year celebrations people wash all the idols of Lord Buddha with scented water. It is said this ensures good rains all year long. Children pay respect to their elders by washing their feet and get blessings in return. This ceremony of giving a special bath to Buddha statues, monks and elders is called Pithi Srang Preah.

Khmer New Year Games
After performing all rituals and customs to welcome the New Year, it's time to have some fun. Some physical activities become part of New Year celebrations. Popular games played at the time of New Year in Cambodia are listed below:

Tres
In this game, a ball is thrown and caught with one hand while catching sticks (pens, chopsticks) with the other hand.

Chol Chhoung
Played on the night of day one by group of boys and girls standing opposite to each other. One group throws the Chol Chhoung (Khmer scarf ball) on the other and if someone gets hit by the ball then the whole group dances to get the Chhoung back while the other group sings.

Chab Kon Kleng
In this game, one imitates as a hen protecting her chicks from a crow. It is played on the first night of the New Year. The crow tries to catch as many chicks as possible while both the groups sing a song of bargaining.

Bos Angkunh
This game is played by the groups of boys and girls. Each group throws their angkunh (an inedible fruit seed) to hit the angkunh of the other group. The winners must knock the knee of the losers with the angkunh.

Leak Kanseng
It is mostly played by a group of children. They sit in a circle. Someone holds a kanseng (Cambodian towel) twisted in a round shape and moves around the circle. The child moving around the circle secretly keeps the kanseng behind one of the children. If the chosen child realizes the kanseng behind him then he must beat the person sitting next to him.

Bay Khom
It is a game of two children. Ten holes are dug into a board in the ground . 42 stones are required to start the game. Five stones are put into each of the two holes located at the tip of the board and four stones are put in the remaining holes. The first player takes all the stones from any selected hole and put them one by one in other holes. It must be repeated until the last stone is dropped into the hole besides the empty one. Then he must take all the stones into the hole next to the empty one. Similarly, second player starts playing the game and the game ends when all the holes are empty. The player with the maximum number of stones is the winner.

среда, 21 декабря 2011 г.

New Year In Thailand

Thai New Year is also called as Songkran. It is celebrated for three days from April 13 to April 15 every year on the Gregorian Calendar. Songkran falls on the hottest time of the year in Thailand. It comes from Sanskrit and means 'a move or change'. The date of Thai New Year was set according to the astrological calculations.

Songkran Customs and Traditions
Traditions play a very vital role in presenting a true picture of New Year celebrations in Thailand. Traditional activities are performed with serious dedication by the people of Thailand. A most common tradition of throwing water over one another is performed with fun by the people. It is conceived to bring good rains all year ahead. This is called Rohd Nam Songkran, meaning 'The Pouring of Songkran Water'.

Wan Sungkharn Lohng
This day is celebrated on April 12. On Wan Sungkharn Lohng, people clean their house thoroughly and do general preparations for the New Year celebrations. Thais dress up in new attires to welcome the New Year in a fresh manner.

Wan Nao
A game called Saba (like skittles)is played by most of the people. People build pyramids of sand called chedis on the riverbanks and put on a tiny colored flag on it. This is an example of a very popular traditional activity of people of Thailand.

Wan Payawan
It is celebrated on April 14. All statues of Lord Buddha are washed with scented water. People visit monasteries and shrines to offer prayers and gifts like rice, fruits, sweets and food for the monks. Following this is the custom to release birds from the cages or fish from the bowls. This is believed to bring good luck for the members of the family.

Wan Parg - bpee
April 15 is the day when people pay homage to their ancestors and elders. This day is called Wan Parg - bpee.

Songkran Celebrations
Songkran celebrations leave joy and happiness on the faces of people. After performing all customs seriously, it's time to have some blast. A Songkran procession takes place in Chiangmai (a famous place in Thailand) on April 15. Buddha images and idols are carried through the procession. It is accompanied by people of the city singing and dancing all around.

Songkran celebrations are incomplete unless water is thrown on each other. People roam the streets with buckets of water and children play with water guns to drench people. Water is thrown to get rid off all the bad deeds and give a fresh welcome to the New Year. Songkran is celebrated to refresh and renew in the New Year.

While playing with water, Thais keep wishing Sawatdee pi Maï, basically Happy New Year to all the people they come across.

вторник, 20 декабря 2011 г.

New Year In Tibet

Tibetan New Year called Losar falls on the 25th day of the 10th month of the Tibetan calendar (late January or early February). Losar celebrations take place over a week. At this time, larders are stocked with grain and meat. It lasts year ahead even when no work is possible at the time of winters. New Year festival falls at the end of Dawa Chuchipda.

Legend of Losar Celebrations
According to a Tibetan legend, Singe Namgyar (an ancient king of Ladakh) decided to attack Skardo. As his eventual return from the battlefield was not sure, he chose Losar festival to be celebrated altogether. It was made mandatory for all the families to be present at the feast to celebrate the festival with mirth and revelry. All this happened in the 10th month and since then this festival is carried forward.

Losar Celebrations
New Year celebrations in Tibet lasts for a couple of days. People eat sumptuous meals, offer prayers to their family deities and visit nearby monasteries. These celebrations begin two days before the New Year.

Gutor Celebrations
The last two days of the old year are called Gutor. It is only meant for New Year preparations. Tibetans start cleaning their houses thoroughly. Special care of the 'kitchen' is taken while cleaning the house and special new year dishes are cooked. The New Year delicacies include a soup consisting of nine ingredients - rice, wheat, meat, sweet potatoes, cheese, green peppers, vermicelli, peas and radishes. Dumplings are served with this soup. Dumplings contain paper, pebbles or scraps of wood which are used to tell the future ahead.

On the second day of Gutor, people visit monasteries to make offerings and give gifts to monks. They also participate in various religious ceremonies during the day. The most popular is the play in which the people perform masked dances. It symbolizes victory of good over bad. Crackers are burnt to light the darkness of the New Year and to scare off all the evil spirits.

New Year's Day
On the first day of New Year, Tibetans get up early, take bath and wear new clothes. First, they worship the gods in their households and offer them food. These offerings are known as torma which consist of an animal and demons (made from a dough). After performing religious ceremonies at home, Tibetans visit monasteries and shrines to make offerings. Later, all family members sit together to have special New Year meals. It includes Kapse (a cake) and a warm alcoholic drink called chang. Houses are decorated with flour paintings of the sun and the moon. People also make offerings to the moon for happy and prosperous life. At night, they illuminate the house with oil lamps.

On the second day of Losar, people visit their friends and relatives. Outdoor activities become the part of entertainment. People escalate the festival celebrations with traditional stage fights between good and bad. A famous dance of Ibex deer and the dramatic battles between the King and his ministers add joy to the festive mood. In the night, people whirl burning torches in their homes to cast away the evil spirits.

понедельник, 19 декабря 2011 г.

New Year In Brazil

Brazilian New Year is one of the most traditionally celebrated festival for the people living there. New Year in Brazil is known as Ano Nove (Portuguese) but is more popularly known as Revillion. It is celebrated on January 1 as per the Gregorian Calendar.

New Year is the time when people from various parts of the world like to celebrate it in Brazil. Pubs, party halls, clubs, beaches and even roads are thronged with people.

New Year's Traditions
New Year's celebrations in Brazil reflects it's culture and tradition. On the New Year's day, it's a tradition to consume lentils and rice. It is believed to bring in prosperity and good fortune in the coming year.

De Iemanjá Festival
People dressed in white offer flowers and gifts to the Iemanjá, the Goddess of the Water in the Brazilian Umbanda religion. The colorful floating candles gives a splendid view at the time of New Year.

This festival is celebrated with much devotion and sincerity by the fishermen of the city. They believe the catch at the time reflects the catch for rest of the year.

New Year's Celebrations in Brazil
Véspera de Ano Novo or the New Year's Eve is the most important day for the people of Brazil. The best New Year celebrations can be seen in the most important city of Brazil, Rio de Janeiro. New Year celebrations are marked with numerous fireworks and crackers. Musical shows, concerts and other dance performances are the highlights of New Year celebrations in Brazil. The world famous Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro is overcrowded with people on the New Year's Eve.

Another feature of New Year's celebrations is the Brazilian Carnival. People dress up in gaudy clothes and walk down streets singing and dancing on beats of various traditional songs. The famous samba get people on their feet every year.

Any party is not complete without perfect music. New Year's Eve celebrations include numerous local Brazilian artists like samba, frevo, pagode, Axe and forro.

Last but not least, dinner is the best part of Brazilian New Year's Celebrations. It includes farofa (tapioca grains flavored with spices), salads, rice, chicken and marajucá mousse (fruit) which is relished by people present in Brazil to have the taste of it's culture.

воскресенье, 18 декабря 2011 г.

New Year In Vietnam

Tet means the first morning of the New Year in Vietnamese language and Nguyen dan is the popular name for the Vietnamese New Year. Nguyen dan begins on the first day of the first lunar month and lasts for seven days. It marks the arrival of spring and is the greatest celebration time as the festival brings along a few breaks in the agricultural year. Vietnamese New Year falls between the period of harvesting of crops and the sowing of the crops.

Nguyen dan Traditions and Customs
Vietnamese are very particular about their New Year traditions and customs. They follow all the customs earnestly and rigidly. Vietnamese believe, on this day their fate and luck for the New Year is determined. Children are told not to cry or fight and people who are in mourning are avoided.

Decorations for New Year
When New Year is near, people of Vietnam start cleaning their houses and ancestral graves. Houses are decorated with Hoi Mai (yellow flowering plant) which is supposed to bring prosperity and well-being for the family. Some people also hang a traditional painting depicting a tale of two lovers. Vietnamese consider Tet to be the time to pay off all debts and to resolve conflicts.

Homage to Kitchen God Tao
Nguyen dan, the Vietnamese New Year is the time to pay homage to the kitchen God Tao. The custom associated with the kitchen God is observed a week before the New Year. Vietnamese believed that there are three gods represented by the three legs of the cooking equipments in the kitchen. The middle God is a woman and the other two are her husbands. In earlier times, it was customary to provide a carp to the gods on which they can travel. The carp symbolizes the second last stage of the process by which animals were transformed into dragons. Keeping the old custom alive, people buy the carp from the market and place in the bucket of water and placed on the altar of the house which was later set free.

Vietnamese New Year Food
Vietnamese New Year food includes a special rice pudding called banh Chung or banh Tet prepared beforehand. The pudding contains mung beans and pork. Other New Year delicacies include preserved sweets, chicken, fish, oranges, beef, grapefruits, coconuts and some seasonal fruits. Watermelon is considered the most auspicious fruit of the season as it's flesh is red. It dried seeds are also used for various delicacies.

Cay Neu - The New Year Tree
A tradition of displaying a New Year Tree is performed with sanctity and devotion. The tree is called as Cay Neu. A bamboo pole decorated with bells, flowers, good luck charms and streamers is placed in front of the house. The red color is considered lucky by the Vietnamese to scare off the evil the spirits. This is the last ritual, le khai ha performed on the seventh day of the Tet.

Nguyen dan Celebrations
People like to celebrate the first day of the New Year with their families and friends. They wear new clothes and children give traditional greetings to their elders before receiving the New Year gifts from them. People with happy experience over the last year are invited as the first person to enter the house. This act is called as Xong dat in Vietnamese.

The middle of the day observes an offering to the ancestors of the family on the altar of the household and incense is also burnt. It is performed every day throughout the festival. On the second day of the New Year, people visit their in-laws and other relatives. On the third day, they visit the family of their teachers and some distant relatives.

People also visit Buddha temples or other holy places on this day. They bring back flowers as a gift which are kept all year to bring in good health and prosperity for the family.

Fortune - telling is the most popular activity of the New Year celebrations. Experts forecasts people's future based on Truyen Kieu (a famous poem). Some traditional dragon dances are also preformed on this day. A few rich people pay for these dancers to perform at their house. Children also enjoy the festival as they get to play all day.