New Year 2021 Celebrations across the World

We have talked a lot about New Year Celebrations on our site and since the event is most popular in American and European regions, we talked less about people in other parts of the world celebrate. However, to cover what we are missing, we are doing this detailed article on New Year 2021 Celebrations across various regions on the globe.

New Year 2020 Celebrations across the World

The article will give you a detailed insight into how the New Year event is celebrated in different countries of the world including India, Thailand, Turkey, Malaysia, China, Austria, and many other regions.

After reading this article, you might also be interested in our blog on New Year around the World in which we have discussed how the New Year Celebrations and Traditions are in those famous cities of the world.

New Year 2021 Celebrations in India

Being so culturally and ethnically diverse, India is one of the best countries in the world for tourism. Having thousands of years of human history in this region, people of different religions and cultures celebrate their New Year according to the religions they follow. However, people also celebrate International New Year’s Day and you can do too by going there.

As far as the Indian New Year is concerned based on their religion, it is Diwali. But since you are here looking forward to learning about what to do there while you are celebrating the New Year’s Day in India, here is what you should be doing:

  1. Have New Year’ Eve Party:

When it comes to the New Year event, the first obligatory thing to do is to party. There is plenty of stuff to do on New Year in India but first, you have got to meet the wonderful Indian people, greet them, and have party them. They are very humble, sweet, and humorous people and being a foreigner, you will love being among them and enjoy their hospitality.

new year party in india

During New Year’s Eve, Indian people love to do different activities such as dancing, singing, playing games, eating food, and drink. People go to the Night Clubs, Movie Theatres, and other party places. The best thing about India is their youth who are so full of life and you witness their whole new face during the party days.

  1. Visit Historical Places:

Even if you don’t feel some specific connection with history, it becomes too important to visit the historical places in India because that’s the heritage of the world.

agra fort india

We are now going to mention some of the most important historical places that you must be visiting during your New Year’s tour to India:

  • Humayun’s Tomb in Delhi
  • Ellora Caves in Verul
  • Ajanta Caves
  • Konark Sun Temple
  • Agra Fort
  • Rani ki Vav
  • Mysore Palace
  • Amber Palace
  • Brihadeeswara Temple
  • Jaisalmer Fort
  • Victoria Memorial
  • Iron Pillar in Delhi

If we keep enlisting the historical sites in India, they might never end. You have got to make sure to at least visit the mentioned places.

New Year 2021 Celebrations in Thailand

Songkran is the New Year of Thailand that is celebrated on April 13 of every year and the celebrations end on 15th April. The Thai people are also into celebrating the international New Year’s event on the 1st of January so depending on what you want, you can be there on any of the mentioned dates.

When it comes to the celebrations, there are many places in this country where you can be to celebrate New Year’s Eve. We are now going to enlist some of the best places in Thailand and we are sure that you will love being there.

  1. Phuket’s Surin Beach:

Nothing beats the charm of the Phuket’s Surin Beach when it comes to the New Year’s party scene. All the classy young people of Thailand gather on this beach to dance, drink, converse, and enjoy their New Year’s Food. If you want to enjoy the famous Thai food, this is the place to be during the New Year’s event.

Phuket’s Surin Beach new year party

If you are a professional vlog creator or just about to begin, you can be here and capture the moments your audience would have never seen before. The dinners and booze parties there are incredible and during the evening, you can be there to see one of the most beautiful sunsets in the world.

If you want to be a part of these parties and enjoy the amazing New Year Fireworks which are the best in the world, make sure that you plan your reservations before time and stay ahead of the schedule.

  1. Chiang Mai’s Ping River New Year Celebrations:

This is another of the great places in Thailand other than Bangkok to celebrate the New Year 2021. Though it might not be as wide as the Bangkok River’s Bank, the line of restaurants that goes there and then the New Year Fireworks are more than enough to make you go to this place to celebrate the event.

Chiang Mai’s Ping River New Year Celebrations

You will find people partying around you with Thai food, drinks, and then the New Year Fireworks add to the beauty of the place. If you plan to enjoy the best Thai Food in this country, this place has the best restaurants, however, you will need to load your pocket with a lot of money.

  1. The Lantern Festival in Chiang Mai:

The Lantern Festival in Chiang Mai has to be one of the most beautiful New Year sights and traditions. When these Lanna-style Lanterns are lit and released into the air, this could be the best tribute the gods can get from the people of the world. It is all about being lost in this moment that is so beautiful that the chills just run through your body.

The Lantern Festival in Chiang Mai

The Thai people and others from all around the world gather in this city to witness and be a part of this exotic sight when thousands of lanterns are lighting the sky. If you are planning to go to Thailand for the New Year celebrations, this is something you literally can’t miss.

New Year 2021 Celebrations in Turkey and Malaysia

Both Turkey and Malaysia are Muslim countries and on good terms with the rest of the World. The Islamic New Year starts with the remembrance of a tragic event of the martyrdom of Imam Hussain who was the grandson of Prophet Mohammad so Muslims do not celebrate anything on their Islamic New Year due to this background.

new year in turkey

However, they do celebrate when it is the international New Year on 1st January and this is when you can travel to these beautiful countries such as Turkey and Malaysia to be a part of the celebrations. However, following the Islamic culture, the Muslims in these countries feel no obligation to drinking and dancing as in other countries.

However, besides drinking and dance parties, you can feel a spiritual connection with these people by conversing, visiting famous sights in these countries, and eating delicious food. Since Turkey has a major European background as well, their traditions are quite different.

new year in malaysia

The New Year’s Day in Turkey and Malaysia are not public holidays but during New Year’s Eve, the people do celebrate. They have family dinners where people are greeting and wishing each other. Friends and families go out on picnics and to movies, etc.

A lot of people gather to sing, mingle, and perform the cultural dances that present one of the most beautiful sights according to their traditions. Also, there are a lot of lotteries that get announced and the winners celebrate over them.

New Year 2021 Celebrations in Austria

When you will get recommendations from your friends and other people on the internet about places to go for the New Year Celebrations, many of them will suggest that you go to Vienna, Austria. There are many reasons why people would say that because of the New Year’s Eve feel in this country is entirely different from what you enjoy in other countries.

New Year 2020 Celebrations in Austria

So when you finally travel to Austria for the New Year Celebrations, you get two options for celebrating the event such as going to the Imperial Palace and be among the elite or you can remain on the streets with the common people and enjoy the true essence of their New Year traditions.

The following are the detailed descriptions of the stuff that you can do in this country.

  1. The New Year’s Eve Ball:

Being someone who has chosen to be inside the Imperial Palace for this New Year Celebrations, you can be a part of the biggest Ball in a town called ‘The New Year’s Eve Ball’. This is an annual event held at this place and this year, it is going to be so big due to the 50th Anniversary of it. If you weren’t planning before, maybe you should since it will be massive this year.

The New Year’s Eve Ball

This New Year’s Eve Ball is all about an amazing experience where you meet new people, eat food, dance on beautiful music, and enjoy your drinks. However, to be a part of this amazing event, you will need to book in advance and way earlier since the whole world is trying to get their reservations for this exotic event.

  1. The Street Parties:

After the Imperial Palace elite, the second group you can be a part of our common people who get together to have the best street parties in the world. The streets of Vienna are full of Austrian people who know exactly how to celebrate an event without ruining its essence and you will feel at home even being among the foreigners.

The Street Parties Austria

Being a part of these street parties, you have a chance of dancing, enjoying European food, talking to and meeting new people, and learn about the beautiful life in the country. You don’t have to find specific places there in the country because the full city of Vienna is a part of these celebrations.

  1. The State Opera:

If you are coming to Austria from some country where the Opera trends aren’t high, you have got to have this experience. The quality of Opera where some of the best stage performers gather and present a show will be one of the unforgettable events in your life.

The State Opera Austria Vienna

Make sure that you get your tickets either for the State or VOLKSOPER Opera to have this experience.

New Year 2021 Celebrations in Japan

After the year 1873, the Japanese people left celebrating their famous Chinese New Year and started celebrating the international New Year according to the Gregorian calendar on 1st January. However, the celebrations there are according to their own cultural traditions starting from 1st January and ending on the 4th of the same month.

New Year 2020 Celebrations in Japan

These people celebrate the event by cooking their traditional Japanese dishes such as Sushi and Sashimi. These foods are also famous in other parts of the world, however, if you want to enjoy the true taste and essence, you have got to visit Japan this time to celebrate the New Year’s Eve there.

These are honest and lovely people who love to mingle with good people, especially foreigners who are visiting their country so you will most likely feel at home while celebrating the New Year 2021 in Japan.

New Year 2021 Celebrations in China

The Chinese celebrate their own New Year and the date for that is 25th January. However, many people in China also celebrate the Gregorian New Year on 1st January with the rest of the world and the events are all about foods, drinks, dancing, and enjoying.

New Year 2020 Celebrations in China

Just like Japan, Chinese people are also too loyal to their traditions and that is why you will see them celebrating in their own way by doing cultural dances and eating their cultural food. The Chinese New Year is also celebrated in other countries of the world as well.


So this was our detailed article on different New Year 2021 celebrations that you can be a part of all across the World. We hope that you liked this article and if you want to read more interesting New Year’s content then keep visiting our website and a very Happy New Year 2021 to you guys.

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