How many New Years?

@VinayaG (550)
Kathmandu, Nepal
January 2, 2016 7:03pm CST
The year 2016 is based in Gregorian calendar. Gregorian is internationally recognized calendar. It is used by many countries in the world. However, Gregorian calendar is not the only calendar in use. Chinese celebrates their New Year somewhere in April, even in Nepal and India New Year is celebrated in April. Muslims New Year arrives in October. Thus New Year is very abstract term.
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@jstory07 (71214)
• Roseburg, Oregon
3 Jan 16
Every country does not use the same calendar but most do.
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@Gabugs (1747)
• United States
3 Jan 16
Perhaps what you say may be true to a certain extent @vinayag However, January 1st is celebrated as the New Year all over the world. Nice meeting you here again.
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• United States
5 Jan 16
No historically and culturally January 1st is NOT celebrated world wide as the beginning of a New year sorry @Gabugs
@Gabugs (1747)
• United States
5 Jan 16
@enlightenedpsych2 Perhaps this may be true. However, having been born and raised in a highly cosmopolitan city in India [Mumbai], I know that irrespective of our race and culture we ALSO celebrated January 1st as the New Year.
• United States
5 Jan 16
It is so culturally maintained that I would be better off celebrating every day as if it were the beginning of a new year, well at least new adventure . . . Hope your New year is starting off well and continues !