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Azerbaijan Celebrates New Year

Trend.Az

December 31, 2012

Azerbaijan, Baku, Jan. 1 / Trend /

Azerbaijan marks new 2013 on January 1.

New Year is a holiday uniting many peoples of different faiths and races. The custom of celebrating the New Year already existed in Mesopotamia in the third millennium BC.

At present, New Year is celebrated in different world countries in accordance with the calendar and traditions adopted in this country.

As many countries, Azerbaijan widely celebrates one of the favorite holidays of multi-billion population of the world according to the Gregorian calendar - on January 1. Christmas tree, feast and numerous gifts can not leave not only children but adults indifferent. Baku turns into a fabulous city, attracting by many lights, on the eve of New Year.

From 2006, Jan.1-2 are considered as holidays and marked as day offs.

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