Dec. 31st. – New Years Eve
New Year’s Eve is a day of reflection of the past year’s events and a time to prepare for the New Year. Many people attend special parties or other events to mark the end of one year and the start of the next one.
On New Year’s Eve, social gatherings of all sizes are organized to mark the end of one year and the start of the next. These range from small parties with family members and a few good friends in private homes to huge street parties with live entertainment, music, dancing and even public fireworks. Many events start in the middle of the evening on December 31 and continue into the early hours of January 1.
Some people mark the stroke of midnight by opening bottles of champagne or sparkling wine and drinking a toast to the New Year and the health of everyone present. Others take a short vacation to take part in winter sports, such as skiing and snowboarding.