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New Years Around The World: When And How Religions Celebrate

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As we get ready to ring in 2011, we at HuffPost Religion would like to highlight celebrations from some of the world's religious traditions. While the modern world is beholden to the Gregorian calendar and its Jan. 1 New Year's Day, many faiths continue to follow other calendar systems for ceremonial and spiritual purposes. Therefore, these celebrations take place at different times throughout the year.

These "New Year" holidays are yet another reminder of the common threads shared by many of the world's religions. Despite the differences in the ways that they are observed, these traditions all express an appreciation for the past coupled with a hope for blessings and prosperity in the coming year.

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