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Saturday, December 31, 2016

New Year's Eve

What is New Year's Eve?

By Estormiz (Own work) [CC0], via Wikimedia Commons
The day when most New Year's celebrations take place, New Year's Eve didn't always land on
December 31st, and in some cultures and religions, it still doesn't. The celtic new year occurs around Samhain and the Chinese New Year is the second new moon after the winter solstice. 

How do you celebrate New Year's Eve?

Usually fireworks, special foods, and parties are involved. Depending on your traditions or culture, gift giving might be involved. A lot of celebrations and foods revolve around traditions that will bring good luck in the coming year.

What do I do for New Year's Eve?

In my family it's tradition to get a special bread or cake baked in a ring with a coin hidden inside. Whoever gets the coin in their slice has good luck for the coming year. Sparkling grape juice and watching the ball drop on TV are also normal, although I often sleep through the ball drop, being too worn out from the holiday travel.