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Gita Jayanti Date Year 2016 to 2021

Gita Jayanti is observed on the 11th day of the Shukla Paksha (waxing phase of moon) of Margashirsh month as per traditional Hindu calendar.

Gita Jayanti Date of Year 2016: Saturday 10 December
Gita Jayanti Date of Year 2017: Thursday 30 November
Gita Jayanti  Date of Year 2018: Thursday 18 December 
Gita Jayanti Date of Year 2019: Sunday 8 December
Gita Jayanti Date of Year 2020: Friday 25th  December
Gita Jayanti Date of Year 2021: Tuesday 14th  December

About Gita Jayanti

According to the traditional Hindi calendar, Gita Jayanthi falls on the Ekadashi day of Shukla Paksha or the bright half of the Margashirsha month (November-December).The Bhagavad Gita is considered the most important and influential Hindu scripture for its philosophical, practical, political, psychological and spiritual value. Gita Jayanti is celebrate to commemorate the birth anniversary of Bhagvad-Gita, the sacred text of the Hindus at Kurukshetra. This Day known as Mokshada Ekdashi and Vaikuntha Ekadashi.It is that sacred day when Lord Krishna gave the immortal message to Arjuna in Kurukshetra. Followers of Lord Krishna all over the world celebrate this day.

Gita Jayanti is celebrated by reading the Bhagavad Gita and discussing it with learned priests and scholars about how it has been benefiting humanity even today. Followers of Lord Krishna also fast on this as it falls on Ekadashi. Many devotional songs are sung and danced on together. People perform puja and distribute sweets. The main purpose of celebrating Gita Jayanti is to recall the words of Gita and to apply it in our daily life. It allows individuals and families to lead a courageous as well as an active life that is productive.All Hindu temples, especially those dedicated to BhagvanVishnu and Sri Krishna, conduct special pujas on the day.

Gita Jayanti Significance


The Bhagavad Gita is considered by many Hindus to be the holiest of all the scriptures in Hinduism. It is one of the most often quoted Hindu scriptures within Indian (and perhaps even Western) literature. The Gita is a central treatise of the expansive epic, the Mahabharata. It is often referred to as the jewel in the crown of hindu philosophy and religious thought. The Gita consists of 18 Chapters and 700 verses that formed the discourse given to Prince Arjuna of the Pandava dynasty by Lord Krishna on the battlefield of Kurukshetra.

gita-132.jpg - While the Bhagavad Gita is considered by some to be the Bible of Hinduism, “the teachings of the Gita are broad, sublime and universal. They do not belong to any particular cult, sect, creed, age, place or country. They are meant for all. They are within the reach of all. The Gita has a message for the solace, peace, freedom, salvation and perfection of all human beings.”

Prince Arjuna was overcome by doubt and fear as he faced the prospect of doing battle with his half-brothers, gurus and friends. Lord Krishna, an incarnation of Lord Vishnu, removed his doubts by teaching him about the four-fold yoga's of karma (action), bhakti (devotion), gyana (devotion) and prema (love).

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Mokshada Ekadashi Vrat Date2016 to 2021

Mokshada Ekadashi Vrat is celebrated on the eleventh day of Margsheersha Ekadashi. Usually the Shukla Paksha Ekadashi is popularly known as the Mokshada Ekadashi. On this day Lord Vishnu followers or ‘Vaishnavs’ observe strict 24 hours fast and observed Vrat  on this sacred day. It is also known as the ‘Vaikuntha Ekadashi’ as it is believed that the doors of God’s abode ‘Vaikunth’ are open on this day.Here is Information about Mokshada Ekadashi Vrat Date of Year 2016 to Year 2021.

Mokshada Ekadashi Vrat Date of Year 2016: Saturday 10 December
Mokshada Ekadashi Vrat Date of Year 2017: Thursday 30 November
Mokshada Ekadashi Vrat  Date of Year 2018: Thursday 18 December 
Mokshada Ekadashi Vrat Date of Year 2019: Sunday 8 December
Mokshada Ekadashi Vrat Date of Year 2020: Friday 25th  December
Mokshada Ekadashi Vrat Date of Year 2021: Tuesday 14th  December

How  to Observed Mokshada Ekadashi Vrat 


It is believed that the observance of Mokshada Ekadaashi Vrat helps in granting heaven for the deceased forefathers. This day is also popularly celebrated as the Gita Jayanthi or the Mauna Ekadashi. This ritual is one of the most significant for the forgiveness of all sins and evil deeds committed during the entire life-time. Thus, as the name suggests Mokshada Ekadaashi helps in attaining Moksha or liberation. On this day Shri Krishna and the Bhagavad Geeta is worshipped. There is the recitation of Shrimad Bhagavad Geeta and aarti is done after this. Moreover, on this day Brahmins are fed and are given alms. Thus, the Mokshada Ekadaashi Vrat is of prime importance amongst the Hindus.

Mokshada Ekadashi Vrat Katha and Vrat Vidhi 

Mokshada Ekadashi Vrat Pictures


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Mokshada(Vaikunth) Ekadashi Date ,Parna Time,Shubh Muhurt of Year 2016 to 2021

Mokshada Ekadashi is popularly celebrated as ‘Gita Jayanti’ on the ekadashi tithi (11th day) of Shukla Paksha (the waxing phase of moon) during the lunar month of ‘Margashira.On this day people observe Parna(Fast).Here is information about Mokshada(Vaikunth) Ekadashi Date ,Parna Time,Shubh Muhurt of Year 2016 to 2021.

Mokshada Ekadashi Date ,Parna Time,Shubh Muhurt of Year 2016 

Mokshada Ekadashi Date of Year 2016: Saturday 10 December
On 11th, Parana Time -  06:35 to 08:50
On Parana Day Dwadashi End Moment - 16:31
Ekadashi Tithi Begins - 22:28 on 9th December 2016
Ekadashi Tithi Ends - 19:44 on 10th December 2016

Mokshada Ekadashi Date ,Parna Time,Shubh Muhurt of Year 2017

Mokshada Ekadashi Date of Year 2017: Thursday 30 November
On 1st, Parana Time - 06:29 to 07:12
On Parana Day Dwadashi End Moment - 07:12
Ekadashi Tithi Begins - 10:51 on 29th November 2017
Ekadashi Tithi Ends - 09:26 on 30th November 2017 

Mokshada Ekadashi Date ,Parna Time,Shubh Muhurt of Year 2018

Mokshada Ekadashi Date of Year 2018: Thursday 18 December
On 19th, Parana Time - 13:24 to 15:38
On Parana Day Hari Vasara End Moment - 13:17
Alternate Mokshada Ekadashi - 19/12/2018
On 20th, Parana Time for Alternate Ekadashi - 06:39 to 08:54
On Parana Day Dwadashi would be over before Sunrise
Ekadashi Tithi Begins -  07:57 on 18th Decmber 2018
Ekadashi Tithi Ends -  07:35 on 19th December  2018

Mokshada Ekadashi Date ,Parna Time,Shubh Muhurt of Year 2019


Mokshada Ekadashi Date of Year 2019: Sunday 8 December
On 9th, Parana Time - 06:33 to 08:49
On Parana Day Dwadashi End Moment - 09:53
Ekadashi Tithi Begins - 06:34 on 7th Decemer  2019
Ekadashi Tithi Ends - 08:29 on 8th Decmber 2019

Mokshada Ekadashi Date ,Parna Time,Shubh Muhurt of Year 2020


Mokshada Ekadashi Date of Year 2020: Friday 25th  December
On 26th, Parana Time - 08:29 to 08:58
On Parana Day Hari Vasara End Moment - 08:29
Ekadashi Tithi Begins - 23:16 on 24th Decmber 2020
Ekadashi Tithi Ends - 01:53 on 26th Decmber  2020

Mokshada Ekadashi Date ,Parna Time,Shubh Muhurt of Year 2021


Mokshada Ekadashi Date of Year 2021: Tuesday 14th  December
On 15th, Parana Time - 06:37 to 08:52
On Parana Day Dwadashi End Moment - 26:00
Ekadashi Tithi Begins -  21:32 on 13th Decmber 2021
Ekadashi Tithi Ends - 23:35 on 14th December  2021 

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About Mokshada Ekadasi

Mokshada Ekadashi is observed in Shukla Paksha (bright fortnight) of the Hindu month of Agrahayana. This date corresponds in the month of November or December in the Gregorian calendar. The day of Mokshada Ekadashi is dedicated to Lord Krishna , when devotees perform Vrat (fasts) for the whole day. It is also known as Vaikuntha Ekadashi. Worshipping Lord Krishna and Geeta on this Ekadashi provides great religious merits.

Mokshada Ekadashi is also called Gita Jayanti in various parts of India. It is called Baikuntha Ekadashi in Orissa and in states in South India. It is also called Mauna Ekadashi and is regarded as one of the most significant rituals to ask forgiveness for all sins committed during the year or one’s lifetime. People also ask for the forgiveness of sins of their forefathers and pray for their souls.

Mokshada Ekadasi-Puja Rituals

Get up early in the morning and if possible keep fast and read Mokshada Ekadashi Vrat Katha.
Worship Shrimad Bhagvad Geeta, perform Geeta path and do arti.
Temples all over the India makes a door like structure on this day for devotees to pass through that. These doors signifies the door to Lord’s adobe i.e. Vaikunth.
So, you must visit temple, perform Puja and offer prasad.
At home, worship lord Vishnu with incense sticks, lamps, Navedai etc.
Performing Jagran, read Vishnu sahastranaam, sing Bhajan or sing aarti.
Give donation to Brahims or any needy person.

Significance of  Mokshada Ekadasi


Mokshada Ekadashi is the one that helps in removing the sinful reactions and purifies a person’s soul. This Ekadashi also helps in attaining liberation, if observed with full faith. It is also believed that listening to the Mokshada Ekadashi importance, the person receives immense merits as received by a religious horse sacrifice. The merits of Mokshada Ekadashi also helps a person’s dead ancestors and relatives to get away from the problems of hell and reach heaven.So, on this Mokshada Ekadashi , observe the fast with full faith and attain liberation for yourself and for the departed ancestors.
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About Sanivar Vrat


Saturday is of the most significance weekday fast. According to the scriptures, people in whose Kundali Saturn (Shani) is in weak position or it is not able to give its favorable results, must observe this fast. This fast is performed to get the best result of Saturn. Saturday fast is observed to please Lord Saturn.
This Vrat is also favorable for people who have Sadesati, Dahiya, Mahadasha or Antardasha of Shani. Observing the fast of Saturday gives relief from joint pains, back pain, muscle disorders. It also reduces mental tensions and make a person optimistic.
A person can start this fast on first Saturday of Shukla Paksha of any month. Ones the fast is started, it is observed regularly for 11 or 51 times. Then, Udyapan of this fast is done, and it is started once again. 

Saturday(Sanivar)Shanidev Vrat Katha

Shanivar (Saturday) is dedicated to Shani Devta .The Saturday fast keeps away all the hurdles and misfortunes. Saturn sits in a mirror chariot, yoked with eight black horses. The recitation of Shani Chalisa is also beneficial. On this day the devotees worship Saturn idol made of iron. Black flowers, black sesame seeds . Horse bean and black clothes are used for worship. Black articles and Mustard oil are given in donation. Devotees also feed ants with whole wheat flour.

Once the seven gods, the lords of the seven days of the week, were having exchange of wit for their amusement. Rahu and Ketu also joined the company. Rahu and Ketu posed a question—who is the most powerful god among us all? They could not decide this issue by themselves. They went to Lord Indra for his adjudication. Lord Indra equally found himself in a fix. He thought if he gave judgment in favor of one, others would be displeased with him. He said, “Respected gods, I am just one among equals. How can I decide this complicated issue? I cannot give an impartial judgment. Better go to planet earth. Vir Vikramaditya rules over there. He is very logical, judicious and righteous. Accordingly, they went to King Vikramaditya.

King Vikramaditya gave due respect to them and begged for any service. They told him about their mission. Though it was a difficult task, Vikramaditya being a dutiful king accepted it gracefully. Vikramaditya decided that he would not pronounce his verdict directly. He therefore arranged seven beautiful thrones. These thrones were made of gold, silver, bronze, brass, tin, zinc, mica and iron respectively. The gold throne was placed at number one and the iron one at the end. Vikramaditya requested the seven gods to grace the throne of their own choice. Sun was in the gold chair while Saturn occupied the iron chair.

When the seven gods were in the chairs of their own choice, king Vikramaditya said, “You may please decide your own rank now according to the order to your throne. I have not thrust my judgment upon you. Saturn could see now through the clever judgment of Vikramaditya. He stood up and said, “King Vikramaditya, you have ranked me the lowest among the seven gods. You do not realize my power. Sun can stay on a zodiac or ‘Rashi’ for one month and moon for two and a quarter part of a day, Mars for one and a half months and Jupiter for thirteen months. Mercury and Venus can rein a zodiac for one month only. The Rahu and Ketu move in opposite directions and pass through a zodiac in eighteen months only. It is only I who can rein a zodiac from two and a half years to seven and a half years. Even powerful gods tremble at my sight. When I was angry with Rama, he got exile instead of a throne. Ravana’s family was destroyed by me when I ruled over his zodiac. Now be prepared. It is your turn.”

After a short time, inauspicious period of seven and a half years was occupied by Saturn on king Vikramaditya’s zodiac. He visited Vikramaditya’s capital as a horse trader. He had very attractive black horses with him. When the king came to know about the strange horses, he sent for the Ashavapaal (groom) to buy a best horse for him. The groom selected one horse. The king was so pleased to see the horse. He could not resist himself from riding it and giving it a kick. He had hardly gone on the horse for a few seconds when it disappeared in the air with a great speed. In no time, the king found himself all alone in a deep and thick forest. He loitered here and there, but of no avail. He then met a cowboy. The cowboy arranged some water for the king and helped him quench his thirst. The king gave him his golden ring.

The king ultimately reached a nearby city and met a respectable businessman. The businessman felt pity on him and arranged food for him. He earned high profits by the grace of Saturn and took the ‘king’ as a lucky visitor and kept him as a head cashier. Next day the businessman took him to his house. The ‘king’ saw a precious necklace hanging by a peg. For his great surprise he also saw the peg swallowing the necklace. He could not explain it to the businessman. The businessman took him for a thief and presented him before the court. The court ordered that the king’s hands and feet be cut with one stroke of a sword. An executor carried out these orders.

The ‘king’ was now without hands and feet. A ‘Teli’ (oil seed crusher) felt pity on him and brought him to his house. He dressed the ‘king’s’ wounds and made him capable of driving the bullocks around the grinding machine with loud voice. Time passed on. The inauspicious period of seven and a half years was about to be over. The ‘king’ thought of singing the Malhar Raga on a rainy day. His powerful voice broke the silence of the night. The princess was thrilled to hear the song in her bedroom. She got fascinated towards the singer.

The princess sent her personal attendant to know about the singer. The attendant was told that the singer was the helper to the Teli and without hands and feet. Even then she decided that she would marry that man or would remain unmarried throughout her life. She conveyed her decision to her parents. The parents resented the decision. To register her protest, she put on ordinary clothes and moved to a special chamber or Kopa Bhawan and lay down on an ordinary carpet. The king and the queen ultimately bowed before the princess’s decision and said, “If such is your fate, we are reconciled to it.

The king sent for the Tell and said, “Arrange for the marriage of this handicapped help of yours with the princess.” The Teli did not believe his ears and took it as a joke. The king resented his behavior and said, “Do not take it as a joke. This is our final decision.” On an auspicious day, the princess’s marriage with that handicapped person was solemnized. That was the last inauspicious day of the king.

It was a honeymoon night. At mid-night, the king had a small nap. Saturn visited the king in hisdream and said, “You ranked me the lowest among the gods. You have undergone enough sufferings for your misjudgment.’ The king begged his pardon and said, “Please do not inflict such sufferings in future on anyone as you have inflicted upon me.” The Saturn accepted the king’s request and disappeared. The king opened his eyes and, to his great surprise, found his hands and feet in proper shape. The princess’s joy knew no bounds when she saw her husband in perfect shape. Next day, the king also felt happier. And when the king came to know that his son-in-law was no one else but king Vikramaditya himself, he was overwhelmed with joy and praised his stars.

The businessman got this news and felt guilty over his behavior towards. Vikramaditya. He invited him for dinner. King Vikramaditya said, “I shall dine in the same room where the peg swallowed your precious necklace.” The businessman agreed and arranged the dinner in that room. When the invitees were dining, they saw to their great surprise that the precious necklace was slowly emerging from the same peg. The businessman was so much overwhelmed at this sight that he, too, decided to marry off his daughter to Vikramaditya.

When the dinner was over the businessman folded both his hands and offered many Moharas (coins) and requested him to marry his daughter, Shrikanbari. After that the businessman got his daughter married to King Vikramaditya and presented him plenty of dowry and wealth.

This way for some days he stayed there in the city and after that Vikramaditya told the King of that city that he wished to return to Ujjain. Then after a few days taking leave along with the Princess Manbhavani and the businessman’s daughter Shrikanbari and along with the dowry from the households with, servants, maids, chariots, palanquins. Vikramaditya returned towards Ujjain.

King Vikramaditya returned to his kingdom. The subjects received him and his two queens with full warmth. The king happily entered his palace. The whole city was decorated like an important festival and in the night lamps were burning everywhere. The king asked his courtiers to make a proclamation by the beat of drum that Saturn is not less powerful than any other god. He had judged him as the smallest that is why he got all these troubles and sorrow. Then onwards the whole city fasted every Saturday and did the Puja and heard the story and all the citizens started living happily. The person who reads this story or hears this story on Saturday, with the Blessings of Saturn all his sorrows will vanish. The story of Saturn must be read on the Saturday fast and that they should keep fast on Saturday as a mark of honor of Saturn.


Saturday(Sanivar)Shanidev Aarti 

Jai Jai Shri Shani Dev Bhaktan Hitkari |
Suraj Ke Putr Prabhu Chaya Mahtari || Jai ||
Shyaam Ank Vakra Drasht Chaturbhuja Dhaari|
Nilaambar Dhaar Naath Gaj Ki Asavaari || Jai||
Kirit Mukut Shish Rajit Dipat Hai Lilaari |
Muktan Ki Maal Gale Shobhit Balihaari || Jai||
Modak Mishtaan Paan Chadhat Hai Supaari |
Lohaa Til Tel Udad Mahishi Ati Pyaari ||
Dev Danuj Rishi Muni Surat Nar Naari |
Vishvanaath Dharat Dhyaan Sharan Hai Tumhaari || Jai||



Om Shannodevirbheshatya Aapo Bhavantu Pitaye |
Shanyobhiraktrvantu Nah |
Om Sha Shanascharaya Namah ||

Om Trayambkam Yajahmahe Sugandim Pushtivrdanam
Urvarukmiv Bandhanan Mrityormuksheya Mamritat |

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The festive period feels like a million years ago for those who celebrated Christmas and New Year at the end of December. But for some Orthodox Christian communities around the world, 2017 is just beginning.1st January all world celebrated and Welcomed New Year.Here is Some pictures about New Year Celebrate  around the World.

New Year's Eve fireworks on Sydney Harbour at Mrs Macquarie's Chair in Sydney.


Fireworks explode over the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin, Germany, during New Year's Eve celebrations.


Fireworks light up the sky above the Cathedral Square in Vilnius, Lithuania, during the new year celebrations.
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A reveller makes angels in confetti on the ground during New Year's Eve celebrations at Times Square in New York.

New year's fireworks light up Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Fireworks light up the London Eye and Big Ben just after midnight.

Fireworks explode over Stadsgardskajen Quay during New Year's Eve celebrations in Stockholm, Sweden.
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Christian New Year Clebration Around the World

Christian New Year festival are among the oldest and most universally observed. They generally include rites and ceremonies which are expressive of mortification, purgation, invigoration and jubilation over the renewal of life.Christian New Year falls in the 1st day of January. Most of population around the world celebrates New Year celebration in the 1st January.Christian New Year is always been a festival. Christian New Year is celebrated worldwide with fervor and passion. Get it in any country – USA, UK, India, France, America or Russia. The excitement and energy levels for the celebrating New Year never goes down. It always goes up for all over the world.Here is Some Information about New Year Celebration around the world.

In Siberia it is tradition to dive into a frozen lake while holding a tree trunk, which is placed underneath the ice.

In a traditional festival from Burma, people splash water on one another to start the New Year with a purified soul.

Armenian mothers bake special bread which they knead with good luck and good wishes.

In the Philippines homeowners open all their doors and windows on New Year's Eve in order to allow negative energy to leave and good energy to enter.

Spanish tradition holds that eating 12 grapes just before the clock chimes midnight will bring good fortune for all 12 months of the upcoming year.

One New Year's custom in Russia is to write a wish for the upcoming year on a piece of paper, then to burn the paper and place the ashes in a glass of champagne, which needs to be consumed right before the New Year is rung in for the wish to come true.

Residents in Johannesburg, South Africa throw old appliances and furniture out the window, representing the old adage "out with the old and in with the new."

Brazilians wear white clothing, a custom meant to bring good luck for the upcoming year. This is often accompanied by a trip to the beach to throw flowers in the sea while making a wish.

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Happy New Year to all.Welcome Happy New Year.Happy New Year statuses is actually everyone’s need at the end of the year 2018.According to Gregorian calendar New year is celebrated 1st January 2018.Mostly Christian people celebrated this day.During this festival you need New year day Whats app ststus2018, Facebook Messages,New Year Wishes,New Year Quotes,New Year Greetings,New Year Special amazing Gif Animated pictures and scraps.We have best collation of Happy New Year2018 Special Whats app Status,Facebook Messages,Quotes,Wishes,Greetings and Gif Animated Pictures for you,your friends ,well wishers and relatives.All of Happy New year enjoy.

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Love birds r singing, Bells r ringing, whole day n night im just Thinking How to wish u a happy new year 2018.

To tolerate foolish friends more happily! Happy New Year2018!

All the roses want to wish you, all the birds want to sing to you the most beautiful song of the year! Happy and Joyous New Year 2018!

Here’s the end of another shitty year we’ll one day be strangely nostalgic for. Have a Crazy Year 2018.

First you take a drink, then the drink takes a drink, then the drink takes you.Happy New Year2018.

May you exceed the limits of prosperity and success in the New Year!

As the New Year dawns, I hope it is filled with the promises of a brighter tomorrow. Happy New Year2018!

Heartfelt wishes for the New Year 2018.

Every year I make a resolution to Be Myself, but circumstances change me.Happy New Year 2018.

May each day of the coming year be vibrant and new bringing along many reasons for celebrations.Happy New Year 2018!

Hope the New Year showers you with.. All that is beautiful! Happy New Year2018!

Happy New Year 2018 Quotes
Glory to God in highest heaven,who unto man His Son hath given;while angels sing with tender mirth,a glad new year to all the earth. - Martin Luther

A new year is unfolding , like a blossom with petals curled tightly concealing the beauty within.

I will live for God. Resolution Two: If no one else does, I still will. - Jonathan Edwards

Look not back on yesterday So full of failure and regret; Look ahead and seek God’s way,All sin confessed you must forget.- Dennis De Haan, Editor of Our Daily Bread

We will open the book. Its pages are blank. We are going to put words on them ourselves. The book is called Opportunity and its first chapter is New Year’s Day. - Edith Love joy Pierce

Happy New Year2018  Wishes

I wish Peace and Love for everyone Happy New Year 2018

Fun, Joy, Happiness,Peace, Love, Luck, Will Come Near,With My Special Wish Happy New Year!

Wishing you a fabulous 2018 with full of great achievements and experiences. A meaningful chapter waiting to be written Happy New Year.

I wish god blesses the elderly members in your family with good health this year.

I wish the god bless you with adequate rainfall for crops this year.

I genuinely wish the god gives you all the material comforts needed this year.

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Celebration about Christian or Gregorian New Year2018

1st January 2018 is New year day of Gregorian calendar and Christian New year Day. On this day all world people celebrated New year day.This day is believed to have a Romanian origin. Janus, the God of beginnings after whom the month January was named, was the one to whom the day was dedicated. Janus had two faces- one at the front and the other at the back. Thus, the tradition of celebrating New Year's Day came to be associated with paganism. 

New Year ushers in the festive spirit. People splurge in the New Year activities with fun and excitement. New Year brings in happiness and so people make it a grand affair to welcome the coming year. New Year celebrations begin with the New Year Eve. Christians attend balls, theme and private parties to celebrate the New Year. Party halls are booked in advance and there is rarely any place which is not hit by the partiers. Festive music and songs rock the New Year parties. People dress up in their best clothes to celebrate the New Year. At the stroke of 12 at midnight, people make a lot of noise, hug, kiss and wish each other “Happy New Year”.

New dawn is welcomed with open arms by the Christians. Even after partying all night, Christians don't delay to visit the church on the New Year's Day. They spend the day with family and friends, go to picnics, watch movies and have favorite meals.

New Year History

The celebration of the new year is the oldest of all holidays. It was first observed in ancient Babylon about 4000 years ago. In the years around 2000 BC, the Babylonian New Year began with the first New Moon (actually the first visible cresent) after the Vernal Equinox (first day of spring).

The beginning of spring is a logical time to start a new year. After all, it is the season of rebirth, of planting new crops, and of blossoming. January 1, on the other hand, has no astronomical nor agricultural significance. It is purely arbitrary.

The Babylonian new year celebration lasted for eleven days. Each day had its own particular mode of celebration, but it is safe to say that modern New Year's Eve festivities pale in comparison.

The Romans continued to observe the new year in late March, but their calendar was continually tampered with by various emperors so that the calendar soon became out of synchronization with the sun.

In order to set the calendar right, the Roman senate, in 153 BC, declared January 1 to be the beginning of the new year. But tampering continued until Julius Caesar, in 46 BC, established what has come to be known as the Julian Calendar. It again established January 1 as the new year. But in order to synchronize the calendar with the sun, Caesar had to let the previous year drag on for 445 days.

Although in the first centuries AD the Romans continued celebrating the new year, the early Catholic Church condemned the festivities as paganism. But as Christianity became more widespread, the early church began having its own religious observances concurrently with many of the pagan celebrations, and New Year's Day was no different. New Years is still observed as the Feast of Christ's Circumcision by some denominations.

During the Middle Ages, the Church remained opposed to celebrating New Years. January 1 has been celebrated as a holiday by Western nations for only about the past 400 years. 
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World AIDS Day is held on 1st December every year.Every year there is a theme for World AIDS Day. The theme is set by the World AIDS Campaign, an international coalition of HIV and AIDS groups and networks.Individual countries can also choose to interpret the themes in their own ways.Here is information about World AIDS Day theme of year 1988 to year 2016.

The theme of the year 1988 for the World Aids Day campaign was, “Communication”.
The theme of the year 1989 for the World Aids Day campaign was, “Youth”.
The theme of the year 1990 for the World Aids Day campaign was, “Women and AIDS”.
The theme of the year 1991 for the World Aids Day campaign was, “Sharing the Challenge”.
The theme of the year 1992 for the World Aids Day campaign was, “Community Commitment”.
The theme of the year 1993 for the World Aids Day campaign was, “Act”.
The theme of the year 1994 for the World Aids Day campaign was, “AIDS and the Family”.
The theme of the year 1995 for the World Aids Day campaign was, “Shared Rights, Shared Responsibilities”.
The theme of the year 1996 for the World Aids Day campaign was, “One World and One Hope”.
The theme of the year 1997 for the World Aids Day campaign was, “Children Living in a World with AIDS”.
The theme of the year 1998 for the World Aids Day campaign was, “Force for Change: World AIDS Campaign with Young People”.
The theme of the year 1999 for the World Aids Day campaign was, “Listen, Learn, Live: World AIDS Campaign with Children and Young People”.
The theme of the year 2000 for the World Aids Day campaign was, “AIDS: Men Make a Difference”.
The theme of the year 2001 for the World Aids Day campaign was, “I care. Do you”?
The theme of the year 2002 for the World Aids Day campaign was, “Stigma and Discrimination”.
The theme of the year 2003 for the World Aids Day campaign was, “Stigma and Discrimination”.
The theme of the year 2004 for the World Aids Day campaign was, “Women, Girls, HIV and AIDS”.
The theme of the year 2005 for the World Aids Day campaign was, “Stop AIDS: Keep the Promise”.
The theme of the year 2006 for the World Aids Day campaign was, “Stop AIDS: Keep the Promise-Accountability”.
The theme of the year 2007 for the World Aids Day campaign was, “Stop AIDS: Keep the Promise- Leadership”.
The theme of the year 2008 for the World Aids Day campaign was, “Stop AIDS: Keep the Promise-Lead-Empower-Deliver”.
The theme of the year 2009 for the World Aids Day campaign was, “Universal Access and Human Rights”.
The theme of the year 2010 for the World Aids Day campaign was, “Universal Access and Human Rights”.
The theme from the year 2011 to 2015 for World Aids Day campaign was, “Getting to zero: zero new HIV infections. Zero discrimination. Zero AIDS related deaths”

World AIDS Day Theme 2016

Front-loads investments.
Focuses on the locations, populations and programmes that deliver the greatest impact.
Catalyses innovation for people who need it most.
Engages local leadership for targeted, sustained and accountable responses.
Creates new partnerships.
Stands firm on human rights.
Delivers results that leave no one behind.

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World Aids Day is held on 1st December 2017 and every year.AIDS is a pandemic disease caused due to the infection of Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV).The day is celebrated by the government organizations, NGOs, civil society and other health officials by organizing the speeches or forums discussion related to the AIDS.

The aim of the World AIDS Day is to bring people’s attention to the worldwide challenges and consequences of the epidemic in order to create change. World Aids Day was initiated following a summit of Health Ministers in London (1988). In the meeting, the leaders realized that a united global effort was required to check the spread of HIV and AIDS.The World AIDS Day provides governments, national AIDS programs, welfare organizations, community organizations and individuals an opportunity to focus on the global AIDS epidemic.Each year a theme is chosen to highlight different aspects of the problem and ways in which different groups of people are affected by HIV. 

Over 100,000 people are living with HIV in the UK. Globally there are an estimated 34 million people who have the virus. Despite the virus only being identified in 1984, more than 35 million people have died of HIV or AIDS, making it one of the most destructive pandemics in history.

Today, scientific advances have been made in HIV treatment, there are laws to protect people living with HIV and we understand so much more about the condition. Despite this, each year in the UK around 6,000 people are diagnosed with HIV, people do not know the facts about how to protect themselves and others, and stigma and discrimination remain a reality for many people living with the condition.

World AIDS Day is important because it reminds the public and Government that HIV has not gone away – there is still a vital need to raise money, increase awareness, fight prejudice and improve education.

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Christmas Celebrations Around the World

Christmas all over the world is celebrated on Christmas Day, the 25th of December. Some countries however have different Christmas traditions and Christmas traditions and celebrations take place over a longer period of time.Christmas is one of the biggest celebrations for the people belonging to the Christian faith. But it would be wrong to assume that it is only celebrated among the Christians. With the world becoming a global village, Christmas is now celebrated in many countries around the world.This is a collection of historical Christmas celebrations for many different countries. 

Christmas in India

In Christian households, preparations for Christmas begin atleast a month in advance. People get their homes whitewashed and indulge in spring cleaning of the house to give it a fresh new look. Ladies start preparations for the traditional Christmas cake which is anxiously awaited not just by the entire family but also by the neighbors! Hectic shopping activity takes place as everyone buys new clothes for the festival. People staying in different cities for job or higher studies rush back to their homes to celebrate Christmas with their near and dear ones.Customs for Christmas celebrations vary in the vast expanse of India. These variations are largely because of the local cultural influence. In South India, for instance, Christians light clay lamps on the rooftops and walls of their houses, the same way as Hindus decorate their homes during the Diwali Festival. Besides, in several states of India a popular custom is to decorate banana or mango tree instead of traditional pine tree. In northwest India, the tribal Christians of the Bhil tribe go out night after night for a week during Christmas to sing their equivalent of carols the whole night through. In Mumbai, which has one of the largest Roman Catholic communities in India, there is a tradition to depict nativity scenes and decorate home with big stars.

Christmas in USA

People celebrate Christmas Day in many ways. In the days or even weeks before Christmas Day, many people decorate their homes and gardens with lights, Christmas trees and much more. It is common to organize a special meal, often consisting of turkey and a lot of other festive foods, for family or friends and exchange gifts with them. Children, in particular, often receive a lot of gifts from their parents and other relatives and the mythical figure Santa Claus. This has led to Christmas Day becoming an increasingly commercialized holiday, with a lot of families spending a large part of their income on gifts and food.Many Sunday schools, churches and communities organize special events. These can include decorating the neighborhood or a shopping mall, putting up a Christmas tree and planning a Nativity display, concert or performance. A lot of plays and songs have a aspect of Christmas as a theme. Some groups arrange meals, shelter or charitable projects for people without a home or with very little money.

Christmas in France

Every country does Christmas slightly differently, and the French - who, to their credit, rarely do things like the rest of the world - naturally have their own Christmas traditions, that they have just about held on to over the years. From a British perspective, for example, the big downside of Christmas in France is the absence of Boxing Day, but then the French don't generally need a second day off to recover from a Christmas pudding or turkey-induced hangover. And they make up for it in other ways, with their festive season stretching out over weeks rather than 48 hours. So if you're spending Christmas in France this year, or you're abroad and just wondering what the Gallic way of celebrating "Noël" is, then here are ten traditions that mark "Christmas à la française".

Christmas in Australia

In Australia, it is tradition in the weeks up to Christmas to join in Christmas picnics organized by various churches and sing Christmas carols on the beach. As Australia is on the southern hemisphere, Christmas is in summer time and thus it is easy to understand that during Christmas time friends and family often gather at the beach.Young people, families and friends gathering in Bondi Beach near Sydney on Christmas Day.

Christmas in Italy

In Italy, a nativity scene, a ‘presepe’, is usually put up in churches, town squares and often in houses and is for many the most important parts of Christmas decorations. The nativity scene display with a crib filled with straw, originally stems from Italy and is now common occurrence in many countries around the world. In Italy, ‘Babbo Natale’, that's how Father Christmas is called in Italian, hands out presents to children on Christmas Day. Still in many families, gifts are exchanged only on January 6 that is the day of Epiphany. The people wish each other ‘Buon Natale’, which means Merry Christmas.

Christmas in Germany

Both December 25 and 26 are legal holidays in Germany and are known as the First and Second Christmas Day respectively. What originally started out as a church celebration of Christ's birth has gradually become a family celebration. Businesses are closed, and time is spent visiting with extended family. Goose is the traditional fare on the First Christmas Day, or perhaps rabbit or a roast. These are accompanied by traditional German fare such as apple and sausage stuffing, red cabbage, and potato dumplings. The second Christmas day is usually a quieter time, a day for peaceful contemplation.On Christmas Eve, German families ,whether Protestant or Catholic and even those who are not regular church-goers - often attend mass or a church service. While the mass traditionally takes place at midnight, in recent times the services have moved into the earlier evening hours.

Christmas in United Kingdom  

Most people in the UK celebrate Christmas, even if they are not religious. There will be Christmas trees, presents, carol singing, mulled wine (warm, spiced red wine), mince pies (small pies with a sweet fruit filling) and if it snows, snowmen and snowball fights! The traditional Christmas dinner is a whole roast turkey with roast potatoes, vegetables, gravy and Christmas pudding for dessert (a steamed sponge pudding with dried fruit) – but each family has its own variations.In many towns and cities, the shopping streets are also decorated with lights and large pine trees, often specially imported from Norway.Many people spend Christmas Day with family members, with whom they exchange gifts and cards. Many children wake up to find a sock or stocking filled with small gifts on their bed or somewhere else in the house. These have supposedly been brought by a mythical figure called 'Father Christmas' or 'Santa Claus', who lives for most of the year at the North Pole. Later in the day, people may attend special church services, even if they do not usually go to church. Nearly everyone prepares and eats a special meal.

All World Countries are grand Celebrations Christmas Festival with joy and fun.Happy Christmas all.

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Some Fact about Christmas

Each year, 30-35 million real Christmas trees are sold in the United States alone. There are 21,000 Christmas tree growers in the United States, and trees usually grow for about 15 years before they are sold. 

Today, in the Greek and Russian orthodox churches, Christmas is celebrated 13 days after the 25th, which is also referred to as the Epiphany or Three Kings Day. This is the day it is believed that the three wise men finally found Jesus in the manger.

In the Middle Ages, Christmas celebrations were rowdy and raucous ,a lot like today’s Mardi Gras parties.

From 1659 to 1681, the celebration of Christmas was outlawed in Boston, and law-breakers were fined five shillings.

Christmas was declared a federal holiday in the United States on June 26, 1870.

The first eggnog made in the United States was consumed in Captain John Smith’s 1607 Jamestown settlement.

Poinsettia plants are named after Joel R. Poinsett, an American minister to Mexico, who brought the red-and-green plant from Mexico to America in 1828.

The Salvation Army has been sending Santa Claus-clad donation collectors into the streets since the 1890s.

Rudolph, “the most famous reindeer of all,” was the product of Robert L. May’s imagination in 1939. The copywriter wrote a poem about the reindeer to help lure customers into the Montgomery Ward department store.

Construction workers started the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree tradition in 1931.
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