Thursday, December 31, 2009

World Welcomes New Year!

Even though the New Year for most isn't actually until Valentine's Day 2010 (according to the Chinese lunar calendar), Goodbye 2009! The World is ready for a more hopeful 2010!
  • Buddhist New Year: In Theravada countries like Thailand, Burma, Sri Lanka, Cambodia, and Laos, the new year is celebrated for three days from the first full moon day in April. In Mahayana countries the new year starts on the first full moon day in January. However, the Buddhist New Year depends on the country of origin and ethnic background of the celebrants: Chinese, Koreans, Japanese, and Vietnamese celebrate in January/February according to the lunar calendar, while Tibetans celebrate a month later. More>>

iPod to Obama: The decade in 3 minutes
Relive the thrills, tragedies, and most unforgettable moments of the 2000s. Hello to new icons, goodbye to legends - New racial dynamics - Are we any healthier?

The world welcomes a new year
While the U.S. waits for the stroke of midnight, revelers around the globe ring in 2010 with wild displays. Highlights - New Year's photos - Revelers ponder the future - See Australian sky lit up

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