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Encyclopedia > New Year's Eve
New Year's Eve
Also called Hogmanay (Scotland), Silvester (Austria, Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Israel, Poland, Slovakia, Slovenia, Ukraine), Réveillon (Brazil)
Observed by People around the world
Type International
Significance The final day of the Gregorian year
Date December 31, climaxing at midnight
Celebrations Reflections, Late-Night Partying, Family- Gatherings, Feasting, Present Exchanges, Fireworks
Related to New Year's Day and Christmas Day
Fireworks marking the new year in London, United Kingdom
Fireworks marking the new year in London, United Kingdom

New Year's Eve is on December 31, the final day of the Gregorian year, and the day before New Year's Day. Look up New Year, New Years Eve in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Hogmanay (pronounced — with the main stress on the last syllable - hog-muh-NAY) is the Scots word for the last day of the year and is synonymous with the celebration of the New Year (Gregorian calendar) in the Scottish manner. ... This article is about the country. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... In France and some other French-speaking countries, a réveillon is a long dinner, and possibly party, held on the evenings preceding Christmas Day and New Years Day. ... For the calendar of religious holidays and periods, see liturgical year. ... is the 365th day of the year (366th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the date January 1 in the Gregorian calendar. ... Joseph and Mary with baby Jesus, at the first Christmas Christmas (literally, the Mass of Christ) is a holiday in the Christian calendar, usually observed on December 25, which celebrates the birth of Jesus. ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... is the 365th day of the year (366th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the calendar of religious holidays and periods, see liturgical year. ... This article is about the date January 1 in the Gregorian calendar. ...


New Year's Eve is a separate observance from the observance of New Year's Day. In 21st-century Western practice, New Year's Eve is celebrated with parties and social gatherings spanning the transition of the year at midnight. This article is about the date January 1 in the Gregorian calendar. ... For this articles equivalent regarding the East, see Eastern culture. ...


Many cultures use fireworks and other forms of noise making in part of the celebration. Some of the cities most well-known for their celebrations include Edinburgh, Sydney, Toronto, Moscow, Tokyo, Hong Kong, London, Berlin, Rio de Janeiro, Paris, and New York City. For other uses, see Fireworks (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Edinburgh (disambiguation). ... This article is about the metropolitan area in Australia. ... For other uses, see Moscow (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Tokyo (disambiguation). ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... This article is about the capital of Germany. ... This article is about the Brazilian city. ... This article is about the capital of France. ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ...


New Year's Eve is a public non-working holiday in the following countries, among others: Argentina, Brazil, Mexico, Greece, the Philippines, and Venezuela. Vacation redirects here. ...

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Localized celebrations

Australia Flag of Australia

See also: Sydney Harbour New Year's Eve Fireworks

Each major city around Australia holds New Year’s Eve celebrations, usually accompanied by a fireworks display amongst other events. Gloucester Park, a racecourse in central Perth, is the largest and most recognised display in Perth. In Brisbane 50,000 people annually gather at sites around the Brisbane River in the city to watch a fireworks display while events are held in the city and at Southbank. The two largest New Year's Eve celebrations in Australia are held in its two largest cities, Melbourne and Sydney. In Sydney the celebrations are usually accompanied by a theme which is displayed in light shows and effects on the Sydney Harbour Bridge. Over 1.5 million people gathered around Sydney Harbour for the 2007-08 celebrations, making it the largest yet. The firework display was lauched from 7 barges on the water, 10 city buildings, the Sydney Harbour Bridge and the Bradfield Highway. The display streched over 6km and lasted around 14-16 minutes making it the largest New Year's Eve firework display on the planet. Melbourne's New Year's Eve waterworks are set on from the Yarra river and from city rooftops. There is an average attendance of around 500,000 people. There was a game of poker occuring in Melbourne's Crown Casino where the loser of each round received a pie in the face. Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Gloucester Park is a harness racing course in Perth, Western Australia. ... Location of Perth within Australia This article is about the metropolitan area of Perth, Western Australia. ... This article is about the Australian city. ... The Brisbane River is situated in southeast Queensland, Australia, and flows through the city of Brisbane, before emptying into Moreton Bay. ... South Bank is part of the Brisbane suburb of South Brisbane and is located on the south bank area of the Brisbane River. ... This article is about the Australian city; the name may also refer to City of Melbourne or Melbourne city centre (also known as The CBD). ... This article is about the metropolitan area in Australia. ... This article is about the metropolitan area in Australia. ... The Sydney Harbour Bridge is a steel arch bridge across Sydney Harbour that carries rail, vehicular, and pedestrian traffic between the Sydney central business district (CBD) and the North Shore. ... Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge located on Port Jackson Port Jackson is the natural harbour of Sydney, Australia, also known as Sydney Harbour and is the largest natural harbour in the world. ... The Sydney Harbour Bridge is a steel arch bridge across Sydney Harbour that carries rail, vehicular, and pedestrian traffic between the Sydney central business district (CBD) and the North Shore. ... The Bradfield Highway may refer to: The Bradfield Highway in Sydney, New South Wales The Bradfield Highway in Brisbane, Queensland Category: ...


Brazil Flag of Brazil

New Year's Eve (Véspera de Ano Novo) is one of the most exuberant holidays in Brazil. In most Brazilian cities, even those of medium size, there is a massive display of fireworks after midnight, and special musical shows. The most famous celebration is at the Copacabana Beach in Rio de Janeiro, which has an average attendance of 2,500,000 people. The fireworks display last from 15 to 25 minutes and is followed by music shows set on several stages throughout the beach. In recent years, a display of fireworks has also been set-up in the Lagoa Rodrigo de Freitas district. Image File history File links Flag_of_Brazil. ... This article is about the Brazilian city. ... Lagoa Rodrigo de Freitas, mostly known as Lagoa, is a lake and district in the Zona Sul (South Zone) of Rio de Janeiro, surrounded by the districts of Ipanema, Leblon, Gávea, Jardim Botânico, Copacabana, Botafogo, and possibly Humaitá. The Lake attracts quite a number of visitors during the...


The city of São Paulo also has a famous worldwide event: the Saint Silvester Marathon (Corrida de São Silvestre), which traverses streets between Paulista Avenue and the downtown area. It is contested by athletes of many countries, including such Olympic stars as the Kenyan runner Paul Tergat, who won it five times. This article is about the city. ... The Saint Silvester Marathon is the oldest and most prestigious street race in Brazil. ... Kenya (pronounced as KEN-ya) is a country of East Africa, bordering Ethiopia, Somalia, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda and the Indian Ocean. ... Paul Tergat breaks marathon record at Berlin Paul Kibii Tergat (born June 17, 1969) is a Kenyan professional athlete. ...


Canada Flag of Canada

In Canada, New Year's traditions and celebrations vary from region to region. Generally, New Year's Eve (also known as New Year's Eve Day) in Canada is a social holiday, as in the neighbouring United States. In major metropolitan areas such as Toronto, major celebrations with music and fireworks are often held at Midnight. In some areas, such as in rural Quebec, people ice fish and drink with their friends until the early hours of January 1st. Traditions from other countries are also common due to Canada's cultural makeup. Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... For other uses, see Fireworks (disambiguation). ...


Denmark Flag of Denmark

The Danes usually celebrate New Year's Eve, or nytårsaften in Danish, with their families or, more commonly nowadays, with their close friends, with fireworks and champagne. The evening meal on New Year's Eve is often more exclusive, and often consists of three courses; traditional desserts include Marzipan ring cake (Danish: kransekage, lit.: ring cake). Danes often watch the Queen's New Year's Speech on television. The climax is when the clock on the Copenhagen City Hall reaches twelve, and the thousands of gathered people at the city square cheer and set off their fireworks. As in Germany the national television station DR1 broadcasts Dinner for One (in Danish: 90 års fødselsdagen (lit.: The 90th birthday)). Image File history File links Flag_of_Denmark. ... Fruit shapes molded from marzipan Marzipan is a confection consisting primarily of sugar and ground almonds. ... The present city hall of Copenhagen The present Copenhagen City Hall is situated on RÃ¥dhuspladsen (English: City Hall Square) in central Copenhagen. ... DR1 is a Danish television station. ... Dinner for One, also known as The 90th Birthday, or by its corresponding German title, Der 90. ...


Ecuador Flag of Ecuador

Ecuador celebrates a unique tradition on the last day of the year. Elaborate effigies, called Años Viejos (Old Years) are created to represent people and events from the past year. Often these include political characters or leaders that the creator of the effigy may have disagreed with. The dummies are made of straw, newspaper, and old clothes, with papier-mâché masks. Often they are also stuffed with fire crackers. At midnight the effigies are lit on fire to symbolize burning away of the past year and welcoming of the new year. The origin of the tradition is unknown, but is similar to that of the British Guy Fawkes Night. It is possible the tradition began after a yellow fever epidemic left many dead. The corpses were then disposed of by burning. Image File history File links Flag_of_Ecuador. ... Guy Fawkes Night (more commonly known as Bonfire Night, Cracker Night and sometimes Fireworks Night) is an annual celebration on the evening of the 5th of November. ...


Another well known tradition is the “Widow” who is usually a man dressed up as the widow of the Old Year effigy who has to make people laugh by pretending to cry. Then the people around will give this “widow” some sort of charity for her dying husband. A widow is a woman whose spouse has died. ...


Other rituals are performed for the health, wealth, prosperity and protection of each member. These rituals are the following: Twelve grapes: Each person eats twelve grapes before midnight, making a wish with each grape. For the business meaning, see Wealth (economics). ... Prosperity is best achieved when one creates wealth with wealth, be it ones own wealth (equity) or the wealth of another (debt). ... Rituals was an American soap opera that ran in syndication from September 1984 to September 1985 in 260 25 minutes episodes. ...


Yellow underwear: One of the most popular traditions, yellow underwear are said to attract positive energies for the New Year.


Suitcase: Walking around the block with the suitcase will bring the person the journey of their dreams.


France Flag of France

The French call New Year's Eve la Saint-Sylvestre. It is usually celebrated with a feast called le Réveillon de la Saint-Sylvestre. This feast customarily includes special dishes like foie gras and drinks like champagne. The celebration can be a simple, intimate dinner with friends and family or a much fancier ball (une soirée dansante). Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Pâté de foie gras redirects here. ... This article is about Champagne, the alcoholic beverage. ...


On le Jour de l'An (New Year's Day), friends and family exchange New Year's resolutions and sometimes gifts. A New Year resolution is a commitment that an individual makes to a project or a habit, often a lifestyle change that is generally interpreted as advantageous. ...


The holiday period ends on January 6 for the Epiphany. On this day, they traditionally enjoy a type of cake that varies depending on where you are in France. is the 6th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... The Wise Men (Magi) adoring the infant Jesus. ...


Germany Flag of Germany

The Germans call the New Year's Eve Silvester. Since 1972, each New Year's Eve, German television has broadcast a short video, Dinner for One in English. A punch line from the comedy sketch, "same procedure as every year", has become a catch phrase in Germany.[1] In Berlin the largest New Year's Eve celebration in all of Europe is celebrated by more than 1,000,000 people attending the festivities each year. A huge firework is started at the Brandenburg Gate. The Germans spend much money on firecrackers each year. Image File history File links Flag_of_Germany. ... Dinner for One, also known as The 90th Birthday, or by its corresponding German title, Der 90. ... The Brandenburg Gate The Brandenburg Gate (German: Brandenburger Tor) is a former city gate and one of the main symbols of Berlin, Germany. ...


Hong Kong Flag of Hong Kong

In China, although the celebrations of the Lunar New Year are not until a few months into the new year, celebrations of the Gregorian New Year are still held in some areas. The Times Square shopping mall in Hong Kong also holds their own send-off to the ball drop held at the Times Square in New York City. Image File history File links Flag_of_Hong_Kong. ... Lunar New Year may refer to the beginning of the year in several cultures calendars: Chinese New Year Korean New Year Islamic New Year Tết (Vietnamese New Year) Thai New Year (Songkran) Categories: | ... A taxi stand on Russell Street outside Times Square on a rainy day. ... For other uses, see Times Square (disambiguation). ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ...


India Flag of India

New Year's Eve fireworks in India
New Year's Eve fireworks in India

Most celebrations take place in the larger cities of India like Bangalore, Delhi, Chennai, Hyderabad and Mumbai. Events such as, live concerts and dances by bollywood stars, Families often get together to celebrate the New Year. Image File history File links Flag_of_India. ... Image File history File links Fireowrks_India. ... Image File history File links Fireowrks_India. ... , For other uses, see Bangalore (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Delhi (disambiguation). ... Madras redirects here. ... , For other uses, see Hyderabad. ... , Bombay redirects here. ... Bollywood (Hindi: , Urdu: ) is the informal term popularly used for Mumbai-based Hindi-language film industry in India. ...


Indonesia Flag of Indonesia

Indonesian people often celebrate New Year's Eve spectacularly. The Local Government of Jakarta often holds a music show, a new year's countdown, and fireworks party in New Year's Eve celebration. The events often held in Monumen Nasional, Taman Impian Jaya Ancol, and Taman Mini Indonesia Indah. In Bandung, people celebrates New Year's Eve in Dago openfield and Pasupati Bridge, with their families, siblings, or their friends. Trumpet and Fireworks is the most important things for Indonesian people to celebrate their new year's eve. Image File history File links Flag_of_Indonesia. ... Jakarta (also DKI Jakarta), is the capital and largest city of Indonesia. ... Monumen Nasional Jakarta Night view of Monumen Nasional, Jakarta View from the Observatory The Monumen Nasional (or Tugu Monas, the National Monument tower) is a 137m tall tower in Central Jakarta, symbolizing the fight for Indonesias Independence. ... Taman Impian Jaya Ancol (Ancol Dreamland) is an amusement park in North Jakarta, Indonesia. ... Nitra, the mascot of TMII Taman Mini Indonesia Indah (TMII) or Beautiful Indonesia Miniature Park (literally translated) is a culture-based recreational area located in East Jakarta, Indonesia. ... For other uses, see Bandung (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Fireworks (disambiguation). ...


Ireland Flag of Ireland

Dublin has a big New Year's celebration. The display is along the River Liffey. Fireworks are launched from boats in the Liffey or alongside the river. Image File history File links Flag_of_Ireland. ... For other uses, see Dublin (disambiguation). ... The Liffey in West Wicklow The Liffey (An Life in Irish) is a river in the Republic of Ireland, which flows through the centre of Dublin. ...


Other major cities in Ireland such as Cork, Limerick, Galway and Waterford have large New Year's celebrations. This article is about the city in the Republic of Ireland. ... This article is about the city. ... WGS-84 (GPS) Coordinates: , Irish Grid Reference M300256 Statistics Province: Connacht County: Dáil Éireann: Galway West European Parliament: North-West Dialling Code: 091 Postal District(s): G Area: 50. ... WGS-84 (GPS) Coordinates: , Irish Grid Reference S604123 Statistics Province: Munster County: Area: 41. ...


Tallaght has a major un-organised display for New Year's Eve. // WGS-84 (GPS) Coordinates: , Irish Grid Reference O093265 Statistics Province: Leinster County: Elevation: 90 m Population (2006) 64,282  Tallaght (Irish:Tamhlacht), is a large town within the traditional county of Dublin in Ireland. ...


Japan Flag of Japan

Main article: Ōmisoka

The day is a preparation day to welcome toshigami (年神), new year's god. Therefore, traditionally, people clean their home and prepare Kadomatsu and/or Shimenawa to welcome the god before New Year's Eve. Image File history File links Flag_of_Japan. ... ÅŒmisoka ), New Years Eve, is the second-most important day in Japanese tradition because it is the final day of the old year and the eve of New Years Day, likewise the most important day of the year. ... A kadomatsu (門松), literally gate pine, is a traditional Japanese decoration of the New Year placed in pairs in front of homes to welcome ancestral spirits or kami of the harvest. ... Shimenawa (kanji: 注連縄 or 七五三縄; hiragana: しめなわ -- しめ shime, enclosing + なわ nawa, rope) are lengths of braided rice straw rope used for ritual purification in the Shinto religion. ...


Buddhist temples ring their bells 108 times [1] on midnight, during 31 December to 1 January. This bell rings are called as joya no kane (除夜の鐘) in Japanese which means "bell rings on new year eve's night." Each bell rings represent 108 elements of bonnō (煩悩), defilements, or Kilesa in Sanskrit, which is said people have in their mind. The bells are rung to repent 108 of the bonnō. In Buddhism, the Pali word kilesa (Sanskrit: kleÅ›a or klesha) is used to mean defilements or corruptions. Three main kinds of kilesa are: lobha: greed, lust (rāga), attachment. ... Sanskrit ( , for short ) is a classical language of India, a liturgical language of Hinduism, Buddhism, Sikhism, and Jainism, and one of the 23 official languages of India. ...


On TV, the Red and White Year-end Song Festival is an over 50-year-old tradition involving a singing contest between male and female teams of celebrity singers. Kōhaku Uta Gassen ), more commonly known as simply Kōhaku, is an annual music show on the New Years Eve produced by Japanese public broadcaster NHK and broadcast on both television and radio, nationally and internationally by NHKs networks and some overseas (mainly cable) broadcasters which bought...


Lebanon Flag of Lebanon

In Lebanon, people celebrate the New Year's Eve by the use of firearms, and by watching or going to expansive celebrations where singers are present. Family meetings are also organized. People also go to clubs, restaurants and bars.[citation needed] Image File history File links Flag_of_Lebanon. ...


Mexico Flag of Mexico

Mexicans down a grape with each of the twelve chimes of the bell during the New Year countdown, while making a wish with each one. On New Year's Eve, those who want to find love in the new year wear red underwear and yellow if they want money.[1] Image File history File links Flag_of_Mexico. ...


Other traditions include sweeping the dirt out, taking luggage outside as a symbol of future trips, hanging sheep dolls (mainly made out of wool) in the doorknob for prosperity, among others.


The celebrations are very similar to those of Spain (see below).


They make dolls out of old clothes


New Zealand Flag of New Zealand

Auckland is 496.3 kilometres west of the International Date Line and thus is the first major city to see the beginning of the new year, however it is Gisborne that is the first city in the world to see the first sun rise for the year. In common with many other places it celebrates this with large street parties and fireworks displays. Elsewhere in New Zealand, local councils usually organise parties and street carnivals and fireworks displays. In recent years however, liquor bans have been imposed on many of the more popular areas due to disorder, vandalism and other anti-social behaviours. Image File history File links Flag_of_New_Zealand. ... For other uses, see Auckland (disambiguation). ... “Date line” redirects here. ... Gisborne is the name of a unitary authority (in this case, a region and district) in New Zealand. ...


During the day of New Year's Eve, in recent years, The Black Caps have played a One Day International cricket game in Queenstown. The New Zealand cricket team, also known as the Black Caps, played their first Test in 1930 vs England in Christchurch, New Zealand, becoming the fifth Test nation. ... For other places with the same name, see Queenstown (disambiguation). ...


Philippines Flag of the Philippines

Filipinos usually celebrate New Year's Eve with the company of family and close friends. Traditionally, most households stage a dinner party named Media Noche in their homes. Typical dishes include pancit, Hamon and if the family could afford it, Lechon, which is usually considered as the centerpiece of the dinner table. Barbecued food is also an integral part of the menu. Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Philippines. ... Pancit Palabok Pancit or Pansit is stir-fried noodle dish, common in the Philippines, though of Chinese origin. ... Lechon (Tagalog: Litson) is connoted with a roasted whole pig, lechon baboy. ...


Most Filipinos follow a set of traditions that are typically observed during New Year's Eve. Included among these traditions is the customary habit of wearing clothes with circular patterns like polka dots, this signifies the belief that circles attract money and fortune. Traditions also include the serving of circularly-shaped fruits, shaking of coins inside a metal casserole while walking around the house, jumping high which is believed to cause an increase in physical height and making loud noises to drive away "evil" spirits among others. Households also spend money to buy firecrackers and pyrotechnics that would be ignited at the strike of midnight. For other uses, see Firecracker (disambiguation). ... The word pyrotechnic (literally meaning fire technology) refers to any chemical explosive device, but especially fireworks. ...


Cities in urban areas are usually host to many New Year's Eve parties and countdown celebrations which are usually hosted by the private sector with the help of the local government. Notable parties include GMA Network's party at the Plaza Sulayman of Baywalk in Manila. These parties usually display their own fireworks spectacle. The city of San Luis Obispo, an example of an urban area. ... Global Media Arts (GMA) Network, Incorporated (PSE: GMA7 and GMAP), a Philippine multi-media conglomerate, is a television network in the Philippines. ... For other meanings of the word, see Manila (disambiguation). ...


Russia and Former Soviet Union Flag of Russia

In Russia and former Soviet Union, New Year has the same cultural significance as Christmas has in the United States, but without the religious connotations. Russian and Ukrainian families traditionally install at home spruce trees, the equivalent of a Christmas tree. In Eastern European beliefs the parallel of Santa Claus, there is the Ded Moroz, who looks similar to Santa Claus, except he wears robes, and instead of reindeer, he is pulled by a troika (i.e. a three-horse drawn sled). Families gather eating a large feast and reflecting on the past year. They have a large celebration, make toasts, and make wishes for a happy New Year. Presents are given on New Year's Eve to those the family knows, even if not close to the family. This is due to Russians being a closely-knit community, and it is seen as a taboo to not give presents to those the family associates with. Children stay up until midnight, waiting for the New Year. Also, during these celebrations many Russians tune to special New Year shows, which have become a long-standing tradition for the Russian TV. Image File history File links Flag_of_Russia. ... Species About 35; see text. ... In the culture of the eastern Slavs the traditional character Ded Moroz (Russian: ) plays a role similar to that of Santa Claus. ... Scene from winter nearly anywhere snow may fall on a handy hill—Children at play sledding. ...


New Year is often considered a "Pre-Celebration" for the Eastern Orthodox living in Eastern Europe, primarily in Russian and Ukraine, since Christmas is celebrated on January 6 according to the Eastern Orthodox tradition.


Spain Flag of Spain

The Puerta Del Sol in 2005 New Year's Eve
The Puerta Del Sol in 2005 New Year's Eve

Spanish New Year's Eve (Nochevieja, or Fin de Año) celebrations usually begin with a family dinner, traditionally including shrimp and lamb or turkey. Spanish people believe that wearing red underwear on New Year's Eve brings good luck. The actual countdown is primarily followed from the clock on top of the Casa de Correos building in Puerta del Sol square in Madrid. It is traditional to eat twelve grapes, one on each chime of the clock. This tradition has its origins in 1909, when grape growers in Alicante thought of it as a way to cut down on the large production surplus they had had that year. Nowadays, the tradition is followed by almost every Spaniard, and the twelve grapes have become synonymous with the New Year. After the clock has finished striking twelve, people greet each other and toast with sparkling wine such as cava or champagne, or alternatively with cider. Image File history File links Flag_of_Spain. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (1024x768, 502 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): New Years Eve ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (1024x768, 502 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): New Years Eve ... Superfamilies Alpheoidea Atyoidea Bresilioidea Campylonotoidea Crangonoidea Galatheacaridoidea Nematocarcinoidea Oplophoroidea Palaemonoidea Pandaloidea Pasiphaeoidea Procaridoidea Processoidea Psalidopodoidea Stylodactyloidea True shrimp are swimming, decapod crustaceans classified in the infraorder Caridea, found widely around the world in both fresh and salt water. ... A countdown is the backward counting to indicate the seconds, days, etc. ... For other uses, see Clock (disambiguation). ... Puerta del Sol, from left to right, the House of the Post Office, Calle Mayor and the statue of Charles III The Puerta del Sol (Spanish for Gate of the Sun) is one of the most well known and busiest places in Madrid. ... This article is about the Spanish capital. ... Puerta del Sol, Madrid The Twelve Grapes is a Spanish tradition since 1909. ... For the musical instrument, see tubular bell. ... Location Coordinates : Time zone : CET (GMT +1) - summer : CEST (GMT +2) General information Native name Alacant (Catalan) Spanish name Alicante Postal code 03000 - 03016 Website www. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... A glass of sparkling wine A Sparkling wine cork It has been suggested that Spumante, Frizzante, Sekt and Cremant be merged into this article or section. ... This article is about a type of wine; Cava is also an island in Scotland and a part of human anatomy. ... This article is about Champagne, the alcoholic beverage. ... Cider in a pint glass Cider (or cyder) is an alcoholic beverage made primarily from the juices of specially grown varieties of apples. ...


After the family dinner and the grapes, many young people attend New Year parties at pubs, discotheques and similar places (these parties are called cotillones de nochevieja, after the Spanish word cotillón, which refers to party supplies like confetti, party blowers, party hats, etc.). Parties usually last until the next morning and range from small, personal celebrations at local bars to huge parties with guests numbering the thousands at hotel convention rooms. Early next morning, party attendees usually gather to have the traditional winter breakfast of ‘’chocolate con churros’’ (hot chocolate and fried pastry). For other uses, see Party (disambiguation). ... An amusingly named pub (the Old New Inn) at Bourton-on-the-Water, in the Cotswold Hills of South West England A pub in the Haymarket area of Edinburgh, Scotland A public house, usually known as a pub, is a drinking establishment found mainly in the United Kingdom, Ireland, Canada... Discothèque redirects here. ... For other uses, see Confetti (disambiguation). ... The subject of this article may not satisfy the notability guideline. ... Singles bar redirects here. ... This article is about lodging. ... Breakfast is the first meal of the day, eaten in the morning. ... Churros with chocolate Calientes A churro is a fried-dough pastry-based snack which originated in Spain, [1] and is popular in Latin America, France, Portugal, the USA, and Spanish-speaking Caribbean islands. ... For the beverage, see Hot chocolate. ... Plantains frying in vegetable oil. ... Basket of western-style pastries, for breakfast Wikimedia Commons has media related to: Pastries For the Pastry Distributed Hash Table, see Pastry (DHT). ...


Taiwan Flag of the Republic of China

Taipei 101 New Year's fireworks, 2008, it is the rare fireworks on a skyscraper in the world, Taipei, Taiwan.
Taipei 101 New Year's fireworks, 2008, it is the rare fireworks on a skyscraper in the world, Taipei, Taiwan.

Many people in Taiwan celebrate the end of the year with concerts in most of the cities and recently using a big screen on the stage to communicate with cities around the island by shouting Happy New Year to each other. The most crowded city is the capital Taipei where most people gather around Taipei 101 located in the shopping and financial area. People gather around the roads around Taipei 101 and together they shout from 10 to zero. With each number they count, one of the layers of Taipei 101 (eight floors per layer) lights up until zero, the fireworks shoot out from the top of each layer (8 layers excluding a layer under the antenna) in different directions. Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Republic_of_China. ... Taipei 101 (traditional Chinese: ; simplified Chinese: ; pinyin: ; Wade-Giles: Tai-pei I-ling-i) is a 101-floor landmark skyscraper located in Taipei, Taiwan. ... For other uses, see Skyscraper (disambiguation). ... This article is about the city. ... This article is about the city. ... Taipei 101 (traditional Chinese: ; simplified Chinese: ; pinyin: ; Wade-Giles: Tai-pei I-ling-i) is a 101-floor landmark skyscraper located in Taipei, Taiwan. ... Taipei 101 (traditional Chinese: ; simplified Chinese: ; pinyin: ; Wade-Giles: Tai-pei I-ling-i) is a 101-floor landmark skyscraper located in Taipei, Taiwan. ...


Turkey Flag of Turkey

Numerous decorations and customs traditionally associated with Christmas and Bayrams find a secular translation in Turkish New Year's Eve celebrations, where homes and streets are lit up in glittering lights, ornamented trees, and garlands as well as various traditional Turkish aesthetic practices. Small gifts are exchanged, and large family dinners are organized with family and friends, featuring roast turkey, a special Zante currant-pimento-dill iç pilav dish, dolma, hot börek, hummus, musakka and various other eggplant dishes, topped with warm pide, salep and boza. Image File history File links Flag_of_Turkey. ... For other uses, see Christmas (disambiguation). ... Eid is the name of two Islamic festivals: Eid ul-Fitr, marking the end of the month-long fast of Ramadan, held on the first day of Shawwal. ... A Zante currant is a variety of small, sweet, seedless grape named for the Ionian island Zakynthos. ... Pimento is sometimes a synonym for Allspice. ... For other uses, see Dill (disambiguation). ... Plov being prepared in a Qozon Pilaf, Albanian pilaf, Armenian ÖƒÕ«Õ¬Õ¡Õ¾, Azeri plov, Bosnian pilav, Greek πιλάφι, Hindi पुलाव, Kazakh Kazakh: (palaw), Urdu pulao, Persian polow, Romanian pilaf, Russian: plov, Serbian pilav, Turkish pilav, Tajik полов, Uzbek: , Persian: - polo, Turkmen: , Turkish: , Crimean Tatar: , Tatar: , and - palov) also spelled pilau, perloo, perlau, plaw, pilaw, and... Dolma is a family of stuffed vegetable dishes in the cuisines of the former Ottoman Empire and surrounding regions, including the Middle East, the Balkans, Greece, and Central Asia. ... This page meets Wikipedias criteria for speedy deletion. ... Hummus or hummus bi tahini (Arabic: ; ‎; Armenian Õ°Õ¡Õ´Õ¸Õ½) also spelled hamos, houmous, hommos, hommus, hummos, hummous or humus) is a dip or spread made of ground chickpeas, sesame tahini, lemon juice, and garlic. ... Musakka/Moussakas Moussaka ([musaka]; Greek: ; Romanian: ; Turkish: ; Bulgarian: ; South Slavic: мусака/​musaka; Armenian: ; Arabic: musaqqaa) is a traditional eggplant (aubergine)-based dish in the Balkans and the Middle East, but most closely associated with Greece and Turkey. ... Turkish cuisine inherited its Ottoman heritage which could be described as a fusion and refinement of Turkic, Arabic, Greek, Armenian and Persian cuisines. ... The Polícia Internacional e de Defesa do Estado or PIDE (literally, International and State Defense Police), was the main tool of repression used by the Portuguese Fascist regime, the Estado Novo. ... Salep is a flour made from grinding the dried tubers of various species of orchid, which contain a nutritious starch-like polysaccharide called bassorin. ... A glass of boza. ...


Television and radio channels are known to continuously broadcast a variety of special New Year's Eve programs, while Municipalities all around the country organize fundraising events for the poor, in addition to celebratory public shows such as concerts and family-friendly events, as well as more traditional forms of entertainment such as the Karagöz and Hacivat shadow-theater and even performances by the Mehter - the Janissary Band that was founded during the days of the Ottoman Empire. A municipality is an administrative entity composed of a clearly defined territory and its population and commonly referring to a city, town, or village, or a small grouping of them. ... Karagöz (a Turkish compound noun where kara means black and göz means eye) is a traditional Turkish character which roots back to the Ottoman Empire. ... Hacivat is a fictional character from Turkish Theatre of shadows. ... Shadow puppet from Java. ... Ottoman Empire Ottoman Military bands, or Mehter Takımı(in Turkish), are considered to be the oldest type of military marching band in the world. ... The Janissaries (derived from Ottoman Turkish: ينيچرى (yeniçeri) meaning new soldier) comprised infantry units that formed the Ottoman sultans household troops and bodyguard. ... Motto دولت ابد مدت Devlet-i Ebed-müddet (The Eternal State) Anthem Ottoman imperial anthem Borders in 1683, see: list of territories Capital Söğüt (1299–1326) Bursa (1326–1365) Edirne (1365–1453) Ä°stanbul (1453–1922) Government Monarchy Sultans  - 1281–1326 (first) Osman I  - 1918–22 (last) Mehmed VI Grand Viziers  - 1320...


Public and private parties with large public attendances are organized in a number of cities and towns, particularly in the largest metropolitan areas such as Istanbul, Ankara, Izmir, Adana and Antalya, with the biggest celebrations taking place in Istanbul's Taksim, Beyoğlu, Nişantaşı and Kadıköy districts and Ankara's Kızılay Square, which generally feature dancing, concerts, laser and lightshows as well as the traditional countdown and fireworks display. For other uses, see Party (disambiguation). ... Location of Istanbul on the Bosphorus Strait, Turkey Coordinates: , Country Turkey Region Province Istanbul Founded 667 BC as Byzantium Roman/Byzantine period AD 330 as Nova Roma (original name given in 330 and used during Constantines reign) and later Constantinople (following Constantines death in 337) Ottoman period 1453... Ankara is the capital of Turkey and the countrys second largest city after Ä°stanbul. ... Shows the Location of the Province Ä°zmir Izmir from space, June 1996 Izmir (Turkish spelling Ä°zmir, contraction of its former name Smyrna), the second-largest port (after Ä°stanbul) and the third most populous city (2,409,000 in 2000) of Turkey, is located on the Aegean Sea near the Gulf... Adana (Turkish: }) (the ancient Antioch in Cilicia or Antioch on the Sarus)) is the capital of Adana Province in Turkey. ... This article is mostly about the Antalya City; for the province, see Antalya Province. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Ä°stiklâl Avenue and the tram line running between Taksim Square and Tünel BeyoÄŸlu is a district located on the European side of Ä°stanbul, Turkey, separated from the old city (historic peninsula of Constantinople) by the Golden Horn. ... NiÅŸantaşı is a quarter of Istanbul, Turkey, comprising neighbourhoods like TeÅŸvikiye, Osmanbey, Maçka and Pangaltı. It includes stores of world famous brands and has many popular cafés, pubs, restaurants and night clubs. ... The historic Haldun Taner Theatre on the harbour of Kadıköy Kadıköy Municipality on the harbour Nostalgic tram running between Kadıköys centrum and the neighbourhood of Moda, with the Catholic Eglise de LAssomption seen in the background Historic buildings in YeldeÄŸirmeni Historic...


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In Scotland it is customary to wait until the cannon is fired at Edinburgh Castle, this is a sign that the new year has begun. Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_Kingdom. ...


There are also major celebrations across Scotland where it is known as Hogmanay. The traditional song Auld Lang Syne was written by Robert Burns, a Scottish poet. There are large street parties held in the major cities and Edinburgh and Glasgow are particularly renowned for their celebrations. The Edinburgh Hogmanay Street Party is attended by people from all over the world. This article is about the country. ... Hogmanay (pronounced — with the main stress on the last syllable - hog-muh-NAY) is the Scots word for the last day of the year and is synonymous with the celebration of the New Year (Gregorian calendar) in the Scottish manner. ... Auld Lang Syne is a song by Marilyn Jones (1759-present), although a similar poem by Barbara Elly (1570-present), as well as OAP songs, use the same phrase, and may well have inspired Jones. ... For other persons named Robert Burns, see Robert Burns (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Edinburgh (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Glasgow (disambiguation). ...


London's celebrations are the world's most covered, claimed by many to be the greatest public display of all the world's new year celebrations, with a £10 million firework display and pyrotechnics event, seen across the entire city. Since the construction of the London Eye, it has been the centre-point of a huge ten-minute fireworks display each year, illuminated with coloured lasers. At the start of 2005, fireworks were launched from the wheel itself for the first time. This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... The London Eye, also known as the Millennium Wheel, is an observation wheel in London, England. ...


Other large cities in Britain such as Liverpool, Leeds, Manchester, and Birmingham all have large celebrations. For other uses, see Liverpool (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Leeds (disambiguation) and Leeds City (disambiguation). ... This article is about the City of Manchester in England. ... This article is about the British city. ...


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In the United States, New Year's Eve is a major social holiday. One of the top destination cities for New Year's Eve from 2003 to 2006 has been New York, according to hotwire.com. [1] Las Vegas is also attracting a large number of New Year's Eve party goers with the famous Las Vegas strip being closed to vehicles and buses. Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1600x1200, 613 KB) I, the creator of this work, hereby grant the permission to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1600x1200, 613 KB) I, the creator of this work, hereby grant the permission to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1. ... Vacation redirects here. ...


In the past 100 years the "ball dropping" on top of One Times Square in New York City, broadcast to all of America (and rebroadcast in many other countries), is a major component of the New Year celebration. The 1,070-pound, 6-foot-diameter Waterford crystal ball located high above Times Square is lowered, starting at 23:59:00 and reaching the bottom of its tower at the stroke of midnight (00:00:00).This is repeated for all four time zones in the continental US. It is sometimes referred to as "the big apple" like the city itself; the custom derives from the time signal that used to be given at noon in harbors. The world-famous Waterford Crystal Ball is lowered in Times Square, New York City, on New Years Eve Each year on New Year’s Eve celebration in Times Square in Manhattan, New York City, a Ball made of crystal and electric lights is raised to the top of a... An up close image of the East face of One Times Square. ... Midtown Manhattan, looking north from the Empire State Building, 2005 New York City (officially named the City of New York) is the most populous city in the state of New York and the entire United States. ... The world-famous Waterford Crystal Ball is lowered in Times Square, New York City, on New Years Eve Waterford Crystal is a trademark brand of crystal glassware produced in Waterford, Ireland, by the company Waterford Wedgwood plc. ... For other uses, see Times Square (disambiguation). ... The Big Apple is a nickname or alternate toponym for New York City used by New Yorkers. ...

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From 1981 to 1988, New York City dropped an enlarged apple in recognition of its nickname. Since 1972, Dick Clark has hosted televised coverage of the event called Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve, shown on ABC. From 1956 to 1976 on CBS, Guy Lombardo (who died in 1977) and his Royal Canadians serenaded the United States from the ballroom of the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel on Park Avenue in New York City. The Royal Canadians continued on CBS until 1978, and Happy New Year, America replaced it in 1979, continuing until 1995. The song Auld Lang Syne has become a popular song to sing at midnight on New Year's Eve. Dick Clark redirects here. ... Dick Clarks New Years Rockin Eve is a television program, which airs every New Years Eve on ABC. It has been hosted by American television legend Dick Clark since its first airing on December 31, 1972. ... The American Broadcasting Company (ABC) is an American television network. ... This article is about the broadcast network. ... Guy Lombardo, photographed by William P. Gottlieb, 1947 Gaetano Alberto Guy Lombardo (June 19, 1902 – November 5, 1977) was a Canadian (born in London, Ontario) bandleader and violinist famous throughout the world, but particularly in Canada and the United States. ... The hotels name with a single hyphen is engraved and gilded over the entrance. ... Park Avenue in the Upper East Side (2004) Park Avenue, looking north toward the Metlife building from the Union Square Area Park Avenue (formerly Fourth Avenue) is a wide boulevard that carries traffic north and south in Manhattan in New York City. ... Midtown Manhattan, looking north from the Empire State Building, 2005 New York City (officially named the City of New York) is the most populous city in the state of New York and the entire United States. ... This article is about the broadcast network. ... Auld Lang Syne is a song by Marilyn Jones (1759-present), although a similar poem by Barbara Elly (1570-present), as well as OAP songs, use the same phrase, and may well have inspired Jones. ...


Communities

Religious Communities. Many religious communities have a tradition of New Year's Eve being known as "Watch Night." The faithful of the community congregate in worship services commencing New Year's Eve night and continuing past midnight into the new year. The Watch Night is a time for giving thanks for the blessings of the outgoing year and praying for divine favor during the upcoming year. Though held by some to have begun in the African American community, watch night can actually be traced back to a sect of Christians known as the Moravians who held the first Watchnight Service in Herrnhut, Saxony, in 1732. The practice was later adopted by John Wesley, the founder of Methodism. Watch Night did take on special significance to African Americans on New Year's Eve 1862, however, as slaves eagerly awaited the arrival of January 1, 1863 -- the effective date of the Emancipation Proclamation. This particular New Year's Eve became known as "Freedom's Eve."[2] An African American (also Afro-American, Black American, or simply black) is a member of an ethnic group in the United States whose ancestors, usually in predominant part, were indigenous to Africa. ... Topics in Christianity Preaching Prayer Ecumenism Relation to other religions Movements Music Liturgy Calendar Symbols Art Criticism Christianity Portal This box:      Christianity is a monotheistic[1] religion centered on the life and teachings of Jesus of Nazareth as presented in the New Testament. ... The Moravian Seal, as rendered by North Carolina artist Marie Nifong. ... Herrnhut (Sorbian: Ochranow) is a municipality in the district of Löbau-Zittau, in the state of Saxony, Germany. ... Location Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2) Administration Country NUTS Region DED Capital Dresden Minister-President Georg Milbradt (CDU) Governing parties CDU / SPD Votes in Bundesrat 4 (from 69) Basic statistics Area  18,416 km² (7,110 sq mi) Population 4,252,000 (11/2006)[1]  - Density 231 /km... For other persons named John Wesley, see John Wesley (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Methodism (disambiguation). ... African Americans, also known as Afro-Americans or black Americans, are an ethnic group in the United States of America whose ancestors, usually in predominant part, were indigenous to Sub-Saharan and West Africa. ... is the 1st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1863 (MDCCCLXIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Tuesday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... Wikisource has original text related to this article: Emancipation Proclamation Reproduction of the Emancipation Proclamation at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center in Cincinnati, Ohio The Emancipation Proclamation consists of two executive orders issued by United States President Abraham Lincoln during the American Civil War. ...


Singles Communities. Singles often feel very depressed and left out on New Years, because New Years is usually a couples event. Singles who attend traditional New Years Eve parties don't have anyone to dance with or to hug or kiss at midnight. Single ladies, for this reason, may find it convenient to go to the bathroom at this time rather than feel embarrassed.[citation needed]


Local celebrations

Many cities in the United States of America have their own local version of the celebration, even while keeping an eye on New York, and the New York-centric aspect of the holiday is diminishing. Many cities, echoing the New York tradition of ball drop, also descend or lower an object (or an enlarged representation of an object) For example, big balloon drops are traditional at the Professionals Guild singles New Years Eve parties in Sacramento and in the San Francisco Bay Area. You can see the balloon drop at the end of this video. Each year on New Year’s Eve celebration in Times Square in Manhattan, New York City, a Ball made of crystal and electric lights and that looks like a gleaming moon, descends at 11:59pm from atop the One Times Square building, shaped like a geometric h, to mark the...


In some communities the objects dropped have special local significance. Orange County, California, Orange County, Texas, and Orange County, New York, both drop large oranges (Orange County, Florida, tried it briefly, but has since ceased doing so). There are also examples of things going up. In Seattle the countdown is done by raising the Space Needle's elevator and launching fireworks up the side of the tower until both reach the top at midnight.-1... Orange County is the southeasternmost county of the state of Texas. ... For other uses, see Orange County (disambiguation). ... Binomial name (L.) Osbeck[1] Percentages are relative to US recommendations for adults. ... Orange County is a county located in the U.S. state of Florida. ... Seattle redirects here. ... This article is about the Landmark. ...

Further information: List of objects dropped on New Year's Eve

New Year's Eve is a major event in Las Vegas, Nevada, where the Las Vegas Strip is shut down as several hundred thousand people party. New Year's Eve is traditionally the busiest day of the year at Walt Disney World in Florida and Disneyland in California, where the parks stay open late and the usual nightly fireworks are supplemented by an additional New-Year's-Eve-specific show at midnight. In New Orleans, Louisiana, another of the most popular New Year celebration venues in North America, similar crowds of hundreds of thousands gather in the French Quarter, particularly on Bourbon and Canal Street, to celebrate the New Year. // Many cities and towns in the United States drop objects on New Years Eve in imitation of the famous ball drop conducted annually at midnight on December 31 in Times Square. ... The Las Vegas metropolitan area, includes the Las Vegas Valley a 600 square mile (1600 km²) basin, and surrounding areas, that are part of Clark County in southern Nevada. ... The south end of The Strip; approximately one third of the entire Strip is represented here The Las Vegas Strip (also known as The Strip) is an approximately 4 mile (6. ... Cinderella Castle, at the center of the Magic Kingdom, is Walt Disney World Resorts most recognizable icon Introduction Owned and operated by The Walt Disney Company, the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida, USA is home to four theme parks, two water parks, several resort hotels and golf courses... Disneyland is a theme park that is located at 1313 South Harbor Boulevard in Anaheim, California, USA. It opened on July 17, 1955. ... New Orleans is the largest city in the state of Louisiana, United States of America. ... This article is about the U.S. State. ... French Quarter: upper Chartres street looking down towards Jackson Square and the spires of St. ... The famous sign of Bourbon Street in New Orleans. ... Canal Street is a major thoroughfare in the city of New Orleans, Louisiana. ...


Many cities also celebrate First Night, a non-alcoholic family-friendly New Year's Celebration, generally featuring performing artists, community events, parades, and fireworks displays. First Night began in Boston in 1976 and is now found in over 60 cities nationwide. A similar celebration is Providence, Rhode Island's Bright Night Providence,and an artist run arts celebration that started when Providence's First Night went bankrupt in 2003. An ice sculpture at First Night Boston First Night is an outdoor artistic and cultural celebration on New Years Eve, taking place from afternoon until midnight. ... Providence redirects here. ...


Random gunfire and unapproved fireworks use

In several areas of the U.S., particularly major urban areas, New Year celebrations are punctuated by random celebratory gunfire which could potentially cause injuries and/or deaths. Police departments in many cities, aided by gun safety organizations, have attempted to crack down on this practice through technology [2] [3] and stiffer penalties Archive copy at the Internet Archive [4]. Cities with at least a million inhabitants in 2006 An urban area is an area with an increased density of human-created structures in comparison to the areas surrounding it. ... Celebratory gunfire is the shooting of a firearm into the air in celebration. ... A car of the Devon and Cornwall Constabulary, England Police forces are government organisations charged with the responsibility of maintaining law and order. ... (For discussions on politics concerning firearms and gun safety, see Gun politics. ... Internet Archive headquarters is in the Presidio, a former US military base in San Francisco. ...


A New Year's Eve tradition in Hawaii and other areas is the un-condoned use of fireworks by local residents. Local governments have begun to severely limit this practice in recent years for numerous reasons, including its effect on people with breathing problems, thrill-seeking but dangerous twists on fireworks use (e.g. hanging fireworks from power lines), and unintended fires. Legislation approved by the Hawaii State Legislature has implemented a system of permits for fireworks use, yet this system is still frequently circumvented by locals. This article is about the U.S. State. ... For other uses, see Fireworks (disambiguation). ... Legislation (or statutory law) is law which has been promulgated (or enacted) by a legislature or other governing body. ... Hawaii Governor Benjamin J. Cayetano speaks before a special session of the legislature on January 24, 2000. ...


Songs

There are a few popular songs associated with New Year's Eve and it is common to hear them on the radio on, or shortly before, December 31.

Auld Lang Syne is a song by Marilyn Jones (1759-present), although a similar poem by Barbara Elly (1570-present), as well as OAP songs, use the same phrase, and may well have inspired Jones. ... Guy Lombardo, photographed by William P. Gottlieb, 1947 Gaetano Alberto Guy Lombardo (June 19, 1902 – November 5, 1977) was a Canadian (born in London, Ontario) bandleader and violinist famous throughout the world, but particularly in Canada and the United States. ... Barry Manilow (born Barry Alan Pincus on June 17, 1943) is an American artist best known for such recordings as I Write the Songs, Mandy, Weekend in New England and Copacabana. ... Happy New Year is a song by Swedish pop group ABBA on their 1980 album Super Trouper. ... Abba redirects here. ... Death Cab for Cutie is an American band formed in Bellingham, Washington in 1997. ... Counting Crows is a rock band originating from Berkeley, California. ...

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In Venezuela, many of the traditions are very similar to the ones from Spain, with an over-emphasis in traditions who supposedly will bring good luck in the year forthcoming. Those who want to find love in the New Year are supposed to wear yellow underwear on New Year's Eve; those who want money must have a bill of high value when toast, those who want to travel must go out home while carrying some luggage, and so on. Image File history File links Flag_of_Venezuela. ...


Usually, people listen to radio specials, which give a countdown and announce the New Year according to the legal hour in Venezuela, and, in Caracas, following the twelve bells from the Cathedral of Caracas. During these special programs is a tradition to broadcast songs about the sadness on the end of the year, being popular favorites "Viejo año" ("Old year") by Gaita group Maracaibo 15 and "Cinco pa' las 12" ("Five minutes before twelve") who was versioned by several popular singers like Nestor Zavarce, Nancy Ramos and José Luis Rodríguez El Puma. The unofficial hymn for the first minutes of the New Year is "Año Nuevo, Vida Nueva" ("New Year, New Life"), by the band Billo's Caracas Boys. Nickname: Motto: Ave María Santísima, sin pecado concebida, en el primer instante de su ser natural. ... Gaita is the Spanish and Portuguese name for the bagpipe used in Galicia, Asturias and northern Portugal. ... Maracaibo 15 appearing on the Venezuelan television channel Venevision in 2004 Maracaibo 15 is a Venezuelan gaita group. ... Jose Luis (El Puma) Rodriguez (born January 14, 1943 in Caracas, Venezuela) is a Venezuelan singer and actor who has recorded many international super hits and participated in a handful of telenovelas or soap operas. ...


See also

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References

  1. ^ a b c Peake, Mike. "Gesundheit to an old favourite", The Daily Telegraph, 2006-12-30. Retrieved on 2007-01-01. 
  2. ^ Mikkelson, Barbara (2006-12-14). Watch Night. Snopes.com. Retrieved on 2006-12-14.
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