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As you all know, Christmas is a festival started by Christians to mark the birth of the Messiah, Jesus Christ. This festival has grown into a celebration that is embraced by all people regardless of religious differences. With people involved in various events, which drain their energy, it is essential to provide them with delicious gala dinner.
Christmas, as we know!
Christmas, originated from “mass on Christ’s day” denotes the birthday of Jesus of Nazareth, which is believed to be on December 25. On this day, we rejoice the holy birth of Jesus Christ and celebrate it with all pomp and glory. Stars of vivid and vibrant colors adorn all houses. It is believed that angels intimated shepherds about this holy birth and asked them to do all the things required for him. This forms the basis of Christmas.
The advent season falls in between, December 1 to December 24. It denotes hope, peace, love, and joy. Some might say these four weeks are for the time of prayer, penance, and sacrifice. All in all, Christmas is a joyous occasion and a time for everyone to get together to think about the birth as well as the hardships faced by Jesus Christ to illuminate people with the light of knowledge. Regarded as the son of Holy Father, Jesus of Nazareth is one true personality who sacrificed himself for the good of all the people around him; for all the sins committed by people, worldwide.
The New Year as we know!
New Year marks the beginning of a new year according to the Gregorian calendar. This is a solar calendar with 12 months of irregular lengths. According to this calendar, January is the first month whereas December is the last. So, naturally, January 1 is the 1st day of a year (a collective term for 12 months) and December 31 is the last day of a year. A year comprises of 365 days normally, and 366 days on certain occasions (on the years that are divisible by 4)
New Year Celebrations
During ancient times, New Year celebrations were not as vibrant as of today. They were very simple celebrations based on certain events that could be astronomical or land-based. For instance, the Persians used to celebrate New Year on March 20, a day on which, the sunlight gets equally divided among the day and the night. The world’s first New Year celebration was recorded around 4000 years ago in the city of Babylon in Mesopotamia. This was celebrated during the Spring Equinox. The festival marked the cutting of Barley, as part of the harvest, and lasted for 11 days.
During recent years, New Year celebrations commence in Sydney, Australia earlier than most other countries. The celebrations are done with spectacular firework displays, at the stroke of the midnight hour of December 31. Strange and interesting traditions occur during New Year all around the world; For instance, Hogmanay, New Year’s Eve, in Scotland is seen as a new beginning in that particular country in the UK. Spain welcomes New Year by consuming 12 grapes, one for each bell-sound. This is believed to bring in good luck to all these people. South America embraces New Year by wearing particularly colored attires: red for love and yellow for money! New Year resolutions are a norm in the countries of the Western Hemisphere. This is being adapted in all the other countries as well, nowadays. It is wise to be successful with your resolutions.
New year celebrations in India
Every December marks the beginning of a wonderful festive season with both Christmas and New Year coming almost a week apart. In India, New Celebrations vary in different states, regions, and areas. Most of the celebrations are simple. However, the famous and memorable ones occur in the developed cities and towns; the unique ones in remote villages, In India, the main metropolitan cities comprise Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Hyderabad, Chennai, Bangalore, Pune, Goa, and Ahmadabad. Cochin, in Kerala, is one of the cities that are next in line to be designated as a metropolitan city. Nowadays big hotels and restaurant chains host certain DJ Parties and other events as part of the New Year celebrations.
New year celebrations in Kochi
Cochin Carnival is the biggest and oldest festival to celebrate Christmas and New Year together. It showcases so many ancient traditional cultural customs of Kerala. The local celebrities flock in to celebrate New Year with their fans at Fort Kochi. The main attraction, as well as the event, is the burning of Pappanji, the statue of a 30 ft. Santa Claus or an old man. This symbolizes the beginning of the New Year with hope, joy, peace, and love as well as faith.
Christmas and New Year Celebrations at Lake Palace Resort
We are proud to be one of the finest resorts in Alleppey, which is in Kerala, a state or province of India. Our perfect location, right at the finishing point of the Nehru Trophy Snake Boat Race, makes us an ideal local for everyone to pay a visit. With celebrities coming here for all events and activities, our dedicated staff serves you by taking care of all your needs and requirements.
We celebrate Christmas and New Year as a grand gala with many interesting events. Our main highlight is the grand gala dinner we provide to all our patrons and our guests. The traditional Kerala cuisine dishes we provide are indeed a treat to many. The seafood-based, as well as other non-vegetarian and vegetarian dishes, are wholesome meals everyone should experience at least once in their lifetime. This is based on the feedback we obtained from various people and personalities including celebrities. We are proud to serve our amazing dishes to all. Lake Palace Resort welcomes you all for all our events; especially, to the Christmas and New Year, for the gala dinner.