New Year's Eve Party Tips

New Year's Eve

New Year’s Eve: History and Celebration

"Auld Lang Syne," perhaps the most famous New Year’s Eve song in the English-speaking world, is also considered "the song that nobody knows.” It might be apt that few people know the words to this song, because the meaning of New Year’s Eve in the Western world has always been somewhat nebulous. Use this New Year’s Eve Web Guide to learn what New Year’s is all about, and where to find celebrations, helpful hints on fulfilling your New Year’s resolutions and New Year’s customs from around the world. 

New Year's Eve Party Tips

New Year’s is renowned for celebrations. You don’t want to procrastinate, be without plans this New Year’s and have to wait another 364 days to have the time of your life. The sites in this section can help you decide how to make this occasion a memorable one with New Year’s Eve party tips, celebration suggestions and more.

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  • Time and Date AS makes sure you know exactly when the New Year starts, in every time zone in the world!

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New Year's Day Events

Not all the fun takes place on the eve of the New Year. In the United States, football fans settle back on the couch on New Year’s Day to enjoy the national pastime. Thankfully, for those who don’t care about college football, there are other options. Read about New Year’s Day events with the helpful links below.

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  • New Year’s Eve and Day are known for television marathons. As the holiday nears, take a look at some Web sites with television listings to search for the marathon of your choice.

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Keeping New Year’s Resolutions

The day after New Year’s Day usually marks the date when we break our New Year’s resolutions. So on Jan. 3, it’s time to really kick “Operation Keeping New Year’s Resolutions” into high gear. However, upholding all your resolutions isn’t easy on your own. The sites below can help you hit the ground running with hints on how to keep your New Year’s resolutions going strong.

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  • Various calendars are mentioned in the links below. Use this calendar converter to calculate the date in several calendars simultaneously, including the Gregorian, Julian, Hebrew, Islamic, Persian, Mayan, Bahá'í and Indian Civil calendars.

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New Year's History, Traditions and Superstitions

You’re sitting in front of the TV next to your significant other, champagne in hand, counting down the minutes until the ball drops. But why are you here? You’re witnessing the end of a year and celebrating fresh beginnings, but is that really all that New Year’s is about? The links in this section uncover New Year's history, superstitions and traditions.

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  • Not every source on the Internet agrees on the history of New Year’s; that's because the origins are unclear and/or debatable. In other words, don’t rely on one source for your information. 
  • For information about New Year’s celebrations in countries other than the United States, take a look at the “New Year's Traditions Around the World” section.

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New Year's Traditions Around the World

Some type of New Year’s tradition, either jubilant or solemn, exists for every culture, even if they don’t agree on when the New Year actually starts. The links in this section teach you about New Year’s traditions around the world, including those practiced by Chinese, Japanese, Indian, Jewish and Muslim people, among others.

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  • The sites provided in this section are mainly introductory resources to give you a general overview of the respective New Year’s traditions.
  • Various calendars are mentioned in the links below. Use this calendar converter to calculate the date in several calendars simultaneously, including the Gregorian, Julian, Hebrew, Islamic, Persian, Mayan, Bahá'í and Indian Civil calendars. Look for background information on each calendar, too.

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