Happy New Year 2017
The first day of the Gregorian calendar is marked as the New Year. January 1 is called the New Year’s Day or New Year’s and is widely celebrated across the world. Back in the days of the Roman Empire, this day was dedicated to Janus, the God of new beginnings, who also gave his name to the month of January.
Most countries using the Gregorian calendar observe January 1 as the New Year’s Day. In India too, it is a popular occasion which is celebrated with family and loved ones in parties and gatherings across the country.
What to do on New Year’s
The New Year Eve is widely celebrated with parties and fireworks display at midnight on December 31, the last day of the year. This is followed by night long celebrations and revelry. In Indian metros there are live concerts featuring film stars and prominent entertainers, which attract a large audience. People who prefer to celebrate with close friends attend small private parties to usher in the New Year at midnight. There are others who try to stay indoors and celebrate with family. New Year eve is a good time to wish family members and reconnect with old friends. New Year parties are the place to bid adieu to the old year in style and welcome the New Year with hope and optimism.
On New Year day, January 1, people visit their friends and family and go for outings and picnics. In India, people usually make it a point to visit temples and pray for an auspicious start of the year. In this regard, Ganesha, the Lord of new beginnings is the most popular and there are long queues at Ganesha shrines like the Siddhivinayak temple in Mumbai.
Later in the day, people dress in new clothes and participate in picnics and parties that are filled with singing, dancing and games. During this time of the year, hotels, restaurants, clubs and amusement parks do brisk business catering to the revellers. This is also the time to exchange good wishes and greet all friends, acquaintances and family members.
People commonly make new resolutions for the coming year, most of them about giving up old and unhealthy habits and cultivating new values.
You can also conduct Special Purpose Puja for the New Year, if you are planning to buy a property, start a business or appearing a competitive exam next year. A special purpose puja is also beneficial for those seeking a new job, a happy married life, success and stability in life, or simply protection from accidents or restoration of health from diseases. Conducting a puja sets your intent for the coming year and you are able to fulfil your aspirations after attaining Divine blessings.
The New Year is the best time for new beginnings and a fresh start in life. It is time to let go of old grudges, misunderstandings and take a fresh and optimistic approach to life.So start this year on a positive note. Clear away all your negative thoughts, release old fears and grudges and move ahead with fresh enthusiasm.
New Year Gift Ideas
Shopping can be one of your things to do for the New Year 2017. Every time you give your loved ones gifts as part of the New Year Celebration. This year include in your New Year gift shopping spiritual gifts like Rudraksha, gemstones, parad and yantras. You can also gift yourself healing items for New Year that empower you for success, health and abundance in the year ahead.
New Year gift products can include a large variety of gifts items including artefacts, show pieces and collectibles. New Year spiritual gifts such as Hanging Pendants, Pyramids, Aura Lamps, Deity Idols and Gemstone Trees will energise the receiver’s home and fill it with divine vibrations. As for New Year corporate gift items, you can select something that will bring fresh and positive energy to the receiver’s workplace. Vastu items like Gemstone Pyramids, 3D Yantras, Wall chimes and Door Hangings add a touch of mysticism to any corporate workplace.
For a healthy New Year, pay special attention to your body and mind in the year ahead. May the New Year 2017 bring you peace, joy and prosperity. Wish you a very Happy New Year 2017!