New Year for whom?

New Year celebrations are going on around the globe, curiously in numerous countries both Christian, Hindu and Muslim, yet this day is a totally western construct, with no astronomical basis in any culture whatsoever. This shows just how globalised we are now, and particularly how westernised we have all become. Of course fireworks are originally a Chinese invention so that shows the intermingling of cultures that occurs in our lives…By Jasomatinandan Das Julian Horack

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