With increase in Western culture, many other countries have adopted the Gregorian calendar as their official calendar, and the 1 January date of New Year has become global, even in countries with their own New Year celebrations on other days.
As the stroke of midnight rolled across the world's time zones, people from various countries gathered here in Krabi Beach, Thailand to celebrate the arrival of the New Year, 2013. The fireworks erupted right along the beach buffers, and thousands of revelers gathered in street, raising a glass, keeping warm, making resolutions, and wishing each other a "Happy New Year”.
A key element to a New Year's resolution that sets it apart from other resolutions is that it is made in anticipation of the New Year and new beginnings. This is the time for a commitment that any people can make to achieve one or more personal goals, or reforming of a habit and generally plan to do so for the whole following year.