In countries like the UK, Europe and the USA, we celebrate the start of each New Year on the first day of January. However, not all cultures observe New Year at the same time. The people of Thailand will celebrate the start of their New Year with a festival called Songkran in April 2020. Diwali, also known as the festival of lights, is a sacred time on the Hindu calendar. It’s a five-day celebration and starts in November.
The people of China around the world celebrate the start of their New Year on 25 January 2020. It’s also known as Spring Festival and is a time of celebrating special traditions, eating delicious food, and spending time with family and friends. In fact, being with family is so important that millions of people make their way home each year in what is known as the world’s biggest migration.