"New Year Resolution" Essays and Research Papers

  • New Year Resolution

    New resolution for year 2011 A new moment, new day, new month and new year; everything is looking fresh and rejuvenate to me as a new sun shining after one whole year. The year 2010 is over and now we are moving forward in 2011 with lots of new opportunities for everyone. There were a lot of good and bad memories of last year, but I will grab good memories and move onward with this current year. Most of people have new tasks and ideas for new year and I also have some new resolution for this...

    Exercise, Eye, Health 1085  Words | 3  Pages

  • Happy new year

    1.For many people around the world, January is an opportunity to make a fresh start with the new year, but some might not know over the last 4000 years, New Year has not always been celebrated on the 1st of January. The celebration of the new year on January 1st is a new phenomenon. The earliest recording of a new year celebration is believed to have been in Mesopotamia, about 2000 B.C and was celebrated around the time of the vernal equinox, in mid-March. A variety of other dates tied to the...

    Black-eyed pea, Fireworks, Meaning of life 1845  Words | 3  Pages

  • New Year

    the New Year the new year started with joy and happy times. I ended the year with tears. My best friend was a drug addict and i had to help her into rehab. She did not want to go to rehab so we told her we were taking her to disneyland. She was so excited that she drove right home and packed her bags. Every country has their own holiday system. Different countries have different holidays. There are also some common holidays that people celebrate around the world, such as Christmas and New Year...

    Chinese New Year, Jubilee, New Year 1054  Words | 4  Pages

  • How to celebrate New Year

    New Year’s Eve Celebration Marking the last day of the year, New Year’s Eve is one of the largest celebrations around the world. It is a holiday to welcome a brand new year with your friends and families, a time to distress and unwind your mind. Since New Year’s Eve is just around the corner, it is never too early to start planning for the 2014 New Year Countdown. There are endless choices and if you are unsure of what to do on New Year’s Eve, here are some ideas to get you going. The biggest...

    Countdown, Esplanade Bridge, Fireworks 842  Words | 3  Pages

  • New Year

     New Year’s Eve: a comparison between China and Brazil. Raif Remígio Alves SBA, Zhejiang Gongshang University, China. e-mail: raifalves@hotmail.com Introduction A moment to calm, review the contents of the past, to establish in the present and generate power to carry the future. Thus it is that most people around the world celebrate the new year, regardless of their country of origin, culture or financial condition. The New Year is always celebrated with much joy, peace and prosperity wishes...

    Chinese New Year, Fireworks, Jiaozi 864  Words | 3  Pages

  • New Years

    Gabriela J. Bachman Professor Lathrop Writing 1 19 October, 2009 New Years at Home As I described in essay one, New Years for my family is a very important event and we celebrate it with a number of activities based in superstition. According to Wikipedia (1) superstition is defined as “a credulous belief, not based on reason. The word is commonly applied to beliefs and practices surrounding luck, prophecy and spiritual beings, particularly the irrational belief that future events can be...

    Chinese New Year, Family, Fireworks 1133  Words | 3  Pages

  • Cambodian New Year Traditions

    Cambodian New Year Every country celebrates New Year in its own unique tradition. Khmer, “ Enter the New Year”, is the name of the holiday that Cambodians celebrate their New Year. It is celebrated each April and the dates are determined by the lunar calendar. It is consider as one of the most important holidays of the year in Cambodian culture. Traditionally, the celebration usually lasts three days and each day has its own meaning and tradition. The 2010 Cambodian New Year was celebrated...

    Cambodia, Culture of Cambodia, Interview 1172  Words | 3  Pages

  • The Hmong New Year

    `The Hmong New Year is a cultural celebration that occurs annually, in the months of November and December, in areas where large Hmong population exists. In this speech, I am going to share the three main components that make up the celebration of Hmong New Year, such as the culture of the food, tradition clothes, and the activities that are involved. I. There are several activities that are involved at Hmong New Years. A. The game of love "Pov pob," or ball toss, involves lines or groups of men...

    Hmong American, Hmong customs and culture, Hmong people 1110  Words | 4  Pages

  • Khmer New Year in Cambodia

    Khmer New Year in Cambodia Khmer New Year, or ‘Bon Chol Chhnam Thmei’ in the Khmer language, is the greatest traditional festival and national holiday in Cambodia, and the celebration last for three days. Khmer New year starts on April the 13th, 14th or 15th depending on the ancient horoscope “Maha Sangkran”, 2012 it starts on the 13 of April. The majority of the Cambodians are still farmers and Khmer New Year marks the end of the harvest season when farmers enjoy the fruits of their labor and...

    Cambodia, Khmer language, Khmer people 1584  Words | 4  Pages

  • Top 10 New Year's Resolutions

    New Year's Eve has always been a time for looking back to the past, and more importantly, forward to the coming year. It's a time to reflect on the changes we want (or need) to make and resolve to follow through on those changes. Did your New Year resolutions make our top ten list? 1. Spend More Time with Family & Friends Recent polls conducted by General Nutrition Centers, Quicken, and others shows that more than 50% of Americans vow to appreciate loved ones and spend more time with family and...

    Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, New Year, New Year celebrations 1069  Words | 3  Pages

  • Chinese New Year Event

    Chinese New Year event is that it is a big event in my home country. It represents the history and culture from thousand year ago in China. In this report, it covers certain dimensions: the background, rise in the event industry, event as a role in the society, positive and negative aspects and the conclusion. Background The Chinese New Year festival, also named as the Lunar New Year festival, is based on the Lunar calendar. It starts with the New Moon on the first day of the New Year and ends...

    Chinatown, Chinese New Year, Fireworks 1351  Words | 4  Pages

  • Vietnamese New Year Traditions

    Vietnamese New Year Traditions New Year in Vietnam is not only a holiday but also the biggest event of the year. It is tradition of thousand years of history. In Vietnamese, New Year means Nam Moi or Tet Nguyen Dan, which also means “the very first morning”. Nevertheless, people commonly call it Tet as its short form. As traditionally, the holiday lasts three days, starting from January first on lunar calendar. However, the spirit of Tet starts on December twenty third, seven days before Tet’s...

    Chance, Chinese New Year, Family 1219  Words | 3  Pages

  • The New Year Festival in Vietnam and in America

    The New Year Festival in Vietnam and in America Introduction Although different countries in the world have different festivals and holidays, there is a momentous event that annually they all eagerly long for. It is the New Year festival which marks the pivotal point of a new period of time with the pure and pristine beginning for individuals. However, each nation has its own traditions, customs and values partly reflected in the celebration of the New Year festival. The ways of holding the...

    Fireworks, New Year, New Year celebrations 2147  Words | 5  Pages

  • Chrismas vs. New Year

    bring people together, while Christmas and New Years are just a week apart. Christmas is a more mean fully holiday than New Years. BP1: Christmas vs. New Year: Religious holiday vs. on-religious holiday Topic Sentence: Christmas is a religious holiday, whereas New Years is not. Christmas 1. Symbols Jesus Christ 2. Religious holiday New Years 1. Does not symbolize anything mean fully 2. Not a Religious holiday BP2: Christmas vs. New Years: Family vs. Friends/Dates Topic Sentence:...

    Christmas, Christmas lights, Christmas tree 755  Words | 3  Pages

  • Vietnamese new year

    celebrate a very important holiday which is the Vietnamese New Year. In my speech today, I will inform all of you how the Vietnamese New Year came into being, the tradition rituals, and how we celebrate the New Year. Vietnam is a country in the Eastern Hemisphere that was influenced by China for over decades. Therefore, the Chinese New Year and the Vietnamese New Year, which we call Tet, have many similarities. It was told that thousand of years ago in a small village of China, there was a monster who...

    Chinese New Year, Fireworks, Luck 927  Words | 3  Pages

  • Chinese New Year

    CHINEESE NEW YEAR Chinese New Year starts with the New Moon on the first day of the New Year and ends on the full moon 15 days later. The 15th day of the New Year is called the Lantern Festival, which is celebrated at night with lantern displays and children carrying lanterns in a parade. The Chinese calendar is based on a combination of lunar and solar movements. The lunar cycle is about 29.5 days. In order to "catch up" with the solar calendar the Chinese insert an extra month once every few...

    Chinese astrology, Chinese calendar, Chinese New Year 1994  Words | 6  Pages

  • New Years Resolution

    Embracing Change by Linda Finstad My name is Linda Finstad, and I am a middle aged English woman. Every year for as long as I can remember I made the same "To Do List" of New Years Resolutions that would make me slimmer, fitter, even a nicer person. Every year for as long as I can remember I had to re-make those very same resolutions come the first of January. Then, on my 45th birthday, I had a light bulb moment. Instead of lamenting that I was middle aged and gravity was having a negative...

    Management, Middle age, New Year celebrations 488  Words | 2  Pages

  • Vietnamese New Year: The Biggest Traditional Holiday of the Year

    many holidays. But Vietnamese New Year is the biggest traditional holiday of the year. It is the first and last moments of a year and it’s a time for families to gather all together on New Year Eve with the firecrackers, special food. This also is the opportunity for students like me to meet old friends after one year abroad, to embrace of lovers after a long year of waiting. I was born in Vietnam and lived there about 26 years, so I never forget Vietnamese New Year over there. When I see the last...

    Chinese New Year, Family, Fireworks 953  Words | 3  Pages

  • New Year Eve in Different Countries

    Julia Deegan Ngan Do Eva Fraga November 15, 2012 Compare and Contrast New Year Eve in Different Countries Wouldn't it be fun to travel around the world and celebrate the New Year all year long? All over the world, people celebrate the New Year; This is one of the oldest of all holidays. Most New Year celebrations focus on family and friends, food and traditions, but not all of the celebrations take place on the same day or in the same way! Because people in different...

    Chinese New Year, Christmas tree, Fireworks 458  Words | 3  Pages

  • New Year Festival in Vietnam

    Lunar New Year (Tet) in Vietnam Vietnamese Lunar New Year, commonly known by Vietnamese as Tết Nguyên Đán or Tet, is the most important and popular holiday and also festival in Vietnam. Do you know: Vietnam Lunar New Year 2012 will fall on January 23rd. 2012 is the year of Dragon   About Tet Vietnamese Lunar New Year, commonly known by Vietnamese as Tết Nguyên Đán or Tet, is the most important and popular holiday and also festival in Vietnam. Similar to Lunar New Year in South...

    Chinese New Year, Ho Chi Minh, Ho Chi Minh City 626  Words | 3  Pages

  • Chinese New Year

    are: The Chinese New Year and The Chinese Moon Festival. They are also the most important and economic holiday for the Surinamese Chinese and also worldwide for the Chinese people. These holidays are not nationally in Suriname as yet. This is not only celebrated by the Chinese but also celebrated by the non-Chinese people. These Chinese holidays are to bring family members together for feasting and share happiness. They come together to enjoy their food on both Chinese New Year and The Chinese Moon...

    Chinese calendar, Chinese New Year, Culture of China 988  Words | 3  Pages

  • Chinese New Year Foods

    TripsWhy usCommunityContact us Home China Tours City Tours Create My Trip Ideas Yangtze Cruises China Guide Home China Guide Chinese Culture Chinese New Year Food Chinese New Year Food Chinese New Year Food Chinese New Year Foods are very important to Chinese people. All family members come together to eat at this time. Chinese New Year foods are not only delicious but it is traditional to eat certain foods over this festival. Chinese Dumplings, Fish, Spring Rolls, Nian Gao are usually seen...

    China, Chinese calendar, Chinese cuisine 1374  Words | 6  Pages

  • Preparation for Chinese New Year

    Preparations for the New Year begin a couple of weeks before the big day. This is a fun time full of anticipation and joy as we get ready for the thrill and excitement of the celebrations. According to the traditions, this is the time to clean the house, prepare food for the feast and make banners and decorations special for the New Year. A clean house to welcome the New Year Before the New Year comes, it is one of the Chinese New Year customs to clean the house from top to bottom to get rid off...

    Chinese calendar, Chinese New Year, Luck 887  Words | 3  Pages

  • Tien Ong Tao: Vietnamese Lunar New Year

    Lunar New Year Lunar New Year is one of the biggest festival in Vietnam traditional festivals for thousands of generations, the time transition between the old year and new year. Before the New Year over 2 weeks, all family has prepared for the New Year. They often cleaned and decorated their homes, buy flowers, food shopping...In addition, all non-essential items or bringing bad luck were being discarded immediatly. Tiễn Ông Táo is considered the first day of the Lunar New Year. Ông Táo...

    Chinese New Year, Flower, Fruit 716  Words | 3  Pages

  • Chinese New Year

    Chinese New Year http://learnenglishteens.britishcouncil.org/study-break/video-zone/lunar-new-year-celebrations-begin-china 1. How many people celebrate ? 2. Why is the Lion dance danced? 3. How do Chinese people celebrate the festival? 4. What animal is going to be a symbol of this year? 5. According to the Chinese horoscope what kind of children are born this year? Summarize the information about . Find the information about: 2. When is celebrated ...

    Chinese New Year, Halloween, Halloween costume 995  Words | 3  Pages

  • Chinese New Year Concern

    I am very exciting to tell you about the Chinese New Year Concert that held on Feb 2, 2013 in San Francisco Symphony Hall. This is a program concert that conducted by Mei-Ann Chen. I picked this concert because the program contains traditional Chinese Lion Dance, Spring Festival melody with children’s dance, Geoge Gao’s erhu solo, The Butterfly Lovers. Tyzen Hsiao’s The Angel from Formosa and my favorite music piece with singing Ali Mountain Evergreen. Geoge Gao’s erhu solo, The Butterfly...

    Brass instrument, Chinese New Year, Erhu 1060  Words | 3  Pages

  • Chinese New Year: Spring Festival

    Chinese New Year - Spring Festival Chinese New Year (Chinese: 春節, 春节, Chūnjíe; 農曆新年, 农历新年, Nónglì Xīnnián; or 過年, 过年, Guònián), also known as the Lunar New Year or the Spring Festival is the most important of the traditional Chinese holidays. It consists of a period of celebrations, starting on New Year's Day, celebrated on the first day of the first month of the Chinese calendar, i.e. the day of the second new moon after the day on which the winter solstice occurs, unless there is an intercalary...

    Chinese calendar, Chinese New Year, Fireworks 1888  Words | 5  Pages

  • Understanding Chinese New Year Traditions

    Chinese New Year is the most important of the traditional Chinese holidays. In China, it is also known as the Spring Festival, the literal translation of the modern Chinese name. Chinese New Year celebrations traditionally ran from Chinese New Year's Day itself, the first day of the first month of the Chinese calendar, to the Lantern Festival on the 15th day of the first month, making the festival the longest in the Chinese calendar. Because the Chinese calendar is lunisolar, the Chinese New Year is often...

    China, Chinese astrology, Chinese calendar 1207  Words | 4  Pages

  • Chinese New Year: Family Traditions

    Marco Soegimin Professor Danielsen English March 23, 2011 My Family Tradition During Chinese New Year Chinese are rich in culture. They have a lot of superstitious beliefs and new year traditions. Chinese New Year is a huge event for all Chinese people including my family. The festival begins on the first day of the first month in the traditional Chinese calendar and ends with the Lantern Festival which is on the fifteenth day. The entire attention of the household was fixed on the celebration...

    China, Chinese calendar, Chinese New Year 1041  Words | 3  Pages

  • Chinese New Year? Is it Real or Fake?

    Chinese New Year? Is it Real or Fake? This year’s Chinese New Year is going to be on: 2013 | 2013-02-10 | Snake (2013-02-10—2014-01-31) | | | | Chinese New Year is the most important of the traditional Chinese holidays. In China, it is also known as the Spring Festival, the literal translation of the modern Chinese name. Chinese New Year celebrations traditionally ran from Chinese New Year's Day itself, the first day of the first month of the Chinese calendar, to the Lantern...

    Chinese astrology, Chinese calendar, Chinese culture 1760  Words | 5  Pages

  • Bullying

    over, new challenges, new experiences, and new opportunities brought excitement to my life. I love starting a new year. I have plans, goals and dreams I’d like to accomplish, big challenges ahead of me. Looking back over the past year, I realize there are some goals and dreams I’d like to do differently. Starting over were a challenge for me to start a new year at school: new books, new textbooks, sometimes new teachers and new subjects. And then there were all the New Year’s resolutions: this...

    George Martin, Interpersonal relationship, Life 1313  Words | 3  Pages

  • Paragraph Practice Homework Assignment: A Special Holiday Memory

    Paragraph Practice Homework Assignment “A Special Holiday Memory” Think about all of the holidays that you celebrate with your family and friends. No matter what holidays you celebrate throughout the year, you probably have many special memories of certain holidays. Choose ONE holiday you celebrate and ONE special memory from that holiday for this assignment. For this assignment, you will write at least TWO paragraphs. In your first paragraph, describe the holiday about which you...

    Fireworks, New Year, New Year's Day 1401  Words | 6  Pages

  • Holidays: Christmas Music and People

    following phrase: “It’s the most __________ time of the year.” When they hear this phrase, many minds think directly to the ever popular Christmas song “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year”. Is it really though? Is Christmas the “Most Wonderful Time” for every family...?” Many families have begun focusing on materialistic aspects of holidays that pop culture has only just begun associating with various holidays such as Thanksgiving, Halloween, New Year’s, Easter, and of course, the winter holidays...

    All Saints, Black Friday, Christmas 2001  Words | 5  Pages

  • January

    of the year. January February March April May June July August September October November December > Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 2014 January (Listeni/ˈdʒænjuːˌɛəri/ jan-ew-air-ee) is the first month of the year in the Julian and Gregorian calendars and one of seven months with the length of 31 days. The first day of the month is known as New Year's Day. It is, on average, the coldest month of the year within...

    Calendar year, Calendars, Gregorian calendar 766  Words | 3  Pages

  • Norooz

    In harmony with the rebirth of nature, the Iranian New Year Celebration, or NORUZ (norooz), always begins on the first day of spring. norooz ceremonies are symbolic representations of two ancient concepts - the End and the Rebirth; or Good and Evil. A few weeks before the New Year, Iranians clean and rearrange their homes. They make new clothes, bake pastries and germinate seeds as sign of renewal. The ceremonial cloth is set up in each household. hagi firooz, is someone who disguises themselves...

    Iran, Iranian calendar, Iranian peoples 1911  Words | 6  Pages

  • The Importance of Holidays

    holidays such as, Thanksgiving and Christmas, Hispanics celebrate Cinco de Mayo, and for Vietnamese people, there is a very important holiday which is the Vietnamese New Year. There was an anecdote that thousands of years ago in a small village of Vietnam, there was a monster who came one winter’s eve and destroyed the village. The following year, the monster returned and again destroyed the village. Before it could happened a third time, the villagers worked out a plan to scare the monster away. Throughout...

    Chance, Luck, New Year 1431  Words | 6  Pages

  • The symbols that revealed the deterioration of Nora and Torvald’s marriage

    marriage. This can be seen with the use of New Years Day, the Tarantella costume and the Doll House that is their home together, being used throughout Ibsen’s A Doll’s House. New Years Day is initially anticipated in the Helmer household, Torvald will begin his “secure, respectable position” at the bank (Ibsen, page 2). With it the moral and financial stature that Torvald craves. Nora will soon be a truly carefree woman without debt. With Torvald’s new job, she will be able to achieve her definition...

    A Doll's House, Dolls, Henrik Ibsen 1551  Words | 4  Pages

  • "Navruz" holiday,tradition

    Navruz (also called Noruz, Nowruz, Nowrooz, and Nawruz), the spring "New Year" holiday, has been celebrated for at least 2,500 years, and perhaps for as long as 5,000 years. Originating in Persia and long associated with the ancient Zoroastrian religion, its name means "new day" in Farsi because for ancient Persians it marked the first day of the New Year. On this day, Persian kings would have worn a crown with images of the annual solar cycle on their heads, participated in the divine mass in the...

    Central Asia, China, Equinox 975  Words | 3  Pages

  • Culture Clash

    Every year in February my culture celebrates a New Year such as the Vietnamese New Year. The Chinese New Year, and the Vietnamese New Year are identical to each other. In the Chinese, and Vietnamese New Year relatives, friends, and families get together, and give out money. My family got used to not celebrating our cultural New Year. Every time the New Year would come around, no one would mention it. The Chinese New Year slowly became like any other day. Hong's family would throw a huge New Year's...

    Chinese language, English language, Family 993  Words | 3  Pages

  • Russian Education

    RUSSIA - CULTURE - EDUCATION 1. Russian children begin school when they are 6 years old. Elementary school consists of the first 4 grades, middle school consists of 5 grades and high school is 2 grades. It is only required that children attend the first 9 grades. After that a child can go to work or do work/study. If a child wants to go to the University, however, he or she must complete all 11 grades. There are approximately 25-30 students in each class. All students learn at least one foreign...

    Christmas, Christmas tree, Ded Moroz 2052  Words | 5  Pages

  • Final Roshahana

    19 November 20 Rosh Hashanah Rosh Hashanah is about giving peace, forgiveness, and hope; it is the Jewish New Year. The book Night, Rosh Hashanah is a cursed year. It is between “life and death”. It’s referred to one of the high holy days. It is the last year of the others. The word “last” had an odd ring to it. They always asked what if it is the last day of the year. Rosh Hashanah is a very important holiday, It is where everyone comes together to pour out there sins, and ask for...

    Bible, Elul, God 1203  Words | 6  Pages

  • We Learn From Our Mistakes

    A year has been passed since the beach incident took place. But it's still fresh in my mind as if it happened yesterday only. I can recall what I had felt at that time, the adrenaline rush and the screaming. It was that day I had learnt a valuable lesson and this lesson was not only learnt by me but also by my cousins who were there when this incident took place. New years eve was just a day away and all of us, my cousins and I, had made great plans of partying out all night and having a blast...

    Big Ben, English-language films, Fireworks 1115  Words | 3  Pages

  • Most Eventful Memory

    of the best times ever? For me it would have to be New Years Eve. New Years Eve 2010 happened to be one of the best nights I've ever had because of the people I was with, the food we ate and the music we listened to. To begin with, as we all got dressed and gathered our things to head out the door all I could think about was who I was going to see at the party. Their was going to be family attending that I hadn't seen in years. I was so happy to reunite with them that I was...

    Big Ben, Countdown, Family 705  Words | 4  Pages

  • I Am In Winter Holiday And Outside Is Snowing

    cherry sauce and different types of salads. For dessert she made apple pie with lots of cinnamon, chocolate and vanilla ice cream and also, sweet cheesecakes. Me and my brother are waiting for Santa Clause, who is coming with many presents this year . Christmas is expected very much by children because they like singing carols and receive presents. Meanwhile, on Christmas Eve, my father brought home, a tall and fabulous Christmas tree and almost suddenly, the fresh scent of green...

    Christmas, Christmas carol, Christmas tree 772  Words | 2  Pages

  • The Most Joyous Day of My Life

    and get the same joys. Although last year had been a bit harsh on me, but I learnt a lot from it. I learnt how to struggle and stick to what is right, more than that I learnt how to step into the sophisticated corpoate world and swim with the big fishes and more over how to tackle situations and take responsibility of a job designation properly. I lost most of my friends during this process and getting over it was not easy, but life moves on. I made a few new friends but I guess they were more of...

    2007 singles, Billboard Hot Country Songs number-one singles, Leisure 981  Words | 3  Pages

  • My Favorite Book

    traditions. Holidays and celebrations also vary between the two countries. Even Christmas and other Christian holidays, although celebrated by both countries, have some key differences. New Year * New Year's Eve and New Year's Day are celebrated by both Great Britain and the U.S. on December 31 and January 1 every year. According to ProjectBritain.com, it wasn't until 2000 that fireworks were used in Great Britain to celebrate the holiday, although this tradition has been long-established in the U...

    Christmas, Christmas carol, Christmas Eve 943  Words | 3  Pages

  • Ethnography Project: Cambodian Culture

    cross-legged to avoid offence. In temples men should wear long pants, so no hairy legs are poking out, and women should avoid any clothing that exposes the shoulders. Chhamn Tmey (Khmer New Years) Khmer New Years is a holiday that celebrates the New Year. The holiday lasts for three days beginning on New Year's Day, which usually falls on April 13 or 14th, which is the end of the harvesting season, when farmers enjoy the fruits of their labor before the rainy season begins. Khmers living abroad...

    Cambodia, Cambodian clothing, Culture of Cambodia 1056  Words | 3  Pages

  • speech

    January, or the Feast of the Santo Niño de Cebú on the third Sunday of January. The official observance by the Church in the Philippines is from the beginning of the Simbang Gabi on 16 December until the Feast of the Epiphany on the first Sunday of the year. The various ethnic groups in the Philippines each observe different Christmas traditions, and the following are generally common. Christmas parties[edit] In urban areas like Metro Manila, many offices organise Christmas parties. These are usually...

    Christmas, Christmas carol, Christmas Eve 2066  Words | 5  Pages

  • Descriptive essay

    On December 31, 2008, in Benin precisely in West Africa, my friends Erick, John, and I decided to go out, as we were welcoming the New Year. Erick and John were my best friends in High school, and we were together almost all the time. Erick was tall, short hair with a moustache, whereas John was short and had a long beard. New Year’s Eve was always fun, but that year, things went unexpectedly wrong, and everyone was shocked. Early in the morning, while I was waking up, I could hear my...

    ARIA Charts, Automobile, New Year 1041  Words | 3  Pages

  • Smartphones

    in the era of globalization, smartphones have become one of the most popular technology devices of our lives and have changed the way we communicate. However, after watching a YouTube video called “I Forgot My Phone”, Nick Bilton, an editor for the New York Times, states that “life is just better led when it is lived rather than viewed [on smartphones].” I agree with Bilton that when we put away our phones and try to live in the present for a while, we will feel more connected to the world. Moreover...

    Fireworks, IPhone, Mobile phone 985  Words | 3  Pages

  • Frequently Asked Questions about Vietnamese Culture: Vietnamese Lunar New Year

    Frequently asked questions about Vietnamese culture: Vietnamese Lunar New Year. Hà Nội: Thế Giới Publishers, 2003. 116 pp. Culture is the aspect I’m especially interested in. And I find it amazing to read a cultural book in bilingual. It helps me to improve not only my knowledge, but also my new English vocabularies. Recently I have been impressed greatly by “Frequently asked questions about Vietnamese culture: Vietnamese Lunar New Year” - a book written by a cultural scholar Hữu Ngọc and an American...

    Chinese New Year, Overseas Vietnamese 1912  Words | 5  Pages

  • Term Paper

    Make New Year Resolutions. should just start doing those things now. Everyone is just using New Year resolutions as a way to procrastinate, also knowing the pledge they made will probably... Premium • New Years Resolution New Year’s Resolution As the sun was slipping below the distant horizon, I awoke a few hours before the calendar would change to 2008. The cool, crisp evening air... Premium • New Year Resolution The end. This is one of the major causes of higher failure rate with New Year's...

    Chinese New Year, Fireworks, New Year 701  Words | 3  Pages

  • Norouz

    The Persian New Year, also known as “Norouz” is the first day of spring and the beginning of the Iranian year. “Norouz”, means new day. Norouz is celebrated by some communities on March 21st and by others on the first day of the start of spring which may occur on March 20th, 21st, or 22nd. The Persian New Year has been celebrated for at least three thousand years and is deeply rooted in the traditions of the Zoroastrian religion. In Iran, preparations for the New Year’s celebration begin in the last...

    Iran, Iranian culture, New Year 879  Words | 3  Pages

  • Waitress

    VIETNAMESE NEW YEAR FESTIVAL Vietnamese New Year or Tet is a very special festival in Vietnam because it marks the arrival of spring and the beginning of another year. On that day, people will gather together to celebrate Tet, to worship their ancestors, to give wishes to each other, to give lucky money to children, etc. Before Tet, people go to shopping so the market is always crowded. They buy some new clothes, shoes, food, fruits or decorations for their house. The atmosphere is noisy with...

    Bánh chưng, Bánh tét, Chinese New Year 1017  Words | 3  Pages

  • Tet Holiday

    TET NGUYEN DAN (LUNAR NEW YEAR) According to Vietnamese zodiac, this year is the year of the Cock. Of course, there are certain meanings and beliefs associated with the cock character that most Asian people would believe. People born in the Cock year are deep thinkers, capable, and talented. They like to be busy, are devoted beyond their capabilities, and are deeply disappointed if they fail. Every country has big holidays and they are being celebrated differently from one country to another. In...

    Cambodia, Chinese New Year, New Year 1462  Words | 4  Pages

  • abcdef

     Viet Nam celebrates a lot of holidays in a year. In my opinion, Vietnamese Lunar New Year, also called Tet Nguyen Dan, is the most important and joyful holiday. It is celebrated on the first day of the first month in Lunar Calendar. Tet’s celebration is the longest holiday that has usually lasted for six days. Tet Nguyen Dan is an occasion for Vietnamese people to express their respect and remembrance for their ancestor as well as welcoming the New Year with their beloved family members. On December...

    Bánh chưng, Chance, Chinese New Year 1185  Words | 2  Pages

  • Tet Holiday

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