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New Year's Eve Around the World

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People gather around Time's Square and watch the ball drop
Saint Basil the Great. St. Basil who studied law and teaching, later sought a spiritually focused life. In 370 AD, he became the bishop of Caesarea where he created his own community called Basiliad
people are expected to be home to celebrate the festival with their families.The New Year's Eve dinner is called 'reunion dinner', and is believed to be the most important meal of the year.
a special festive cake with the name of la galette des rois is cut. A special feast, called as le Réveillon de Saint-Sylvestre is planned, which have traditional dishes such as pancakes and foie gras (flavored duck or goose) on the platter.
the celebration of Hogmanay from the Vikings who traditionally would celebrate the shortest day of the year
Fireworks go off over Senate Square in front of Helsinki's Lutheran Cathedral
Most businesses shut down from January 1 to January 3, and families typically gather to spend the days together. ... It is a tradition to visit a shrine or temple during shogatsu (hatsumode).
people will often add an extra plate and place at the dinner table on New Year’s eve or they will unlatch the house door
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Leave lentils outside your door. Wear red (or yellow!) underwear. Eat 12 grapes in 60 seconds. Have a late dinner. Toast at midnight and put a gold ring in your drink. Go out to celebrate and watch the fireworks. Burn your negative thoughts
When the clock strikes twelve midnight, everyone eats twelve grapes — one for each stroke of the clock — and he/she who is able to do so is guaranteed luck for the incoming year.
Enkutatash means the ‘gift of jewels’. Legend has it that King Solomon of Jerusalem gave the Queen of Sheba jewels during her famous visit to Jerusalem some 3,000 years ago.
Sure, a fireworks display is pretty spectacular, but nothing compares to nature’s version of one. Instead of huddling with crowds of strangers and straining for a good view of the light show, why not soak in an outdoor hot tub and let the aurora borealis do the entertaining
Here, more traditional Songkran celebrations can be observed, including the Nang Songkran parade where images of Buddha are carried on floats through the streets, so passers-by can throw water to cleanse them and wash away bad luck in the coming year.
'Silvester' as it's called by locals, is not a national holiday
People indulge in remembrance of the previous year and all that they intend to do in the upcoming year. New Year resolutions are an activity favorite among young couples and teens. They pledge to do things that they could not in the previous year. Family reunions, feasts, dinner, cake cutting, and outings are some of the ways that people welcome New Year day.