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New Year Celebration


New Year Celebration.


The last day of December the year is called New Year’s Eve, and with it

comes the celebration of all kings and all-night parties, especially in

Scotland, where it is of more importance than Christmas Day. It was and

it often is a night of feasting, singing, dancing until midnight when

bells ring and people greet each with the New Year. The celebration is

the same in England, Ireland and Wales. Children go singing from door to

door, and are given sweets and presents.


Those who see the New Year in, join hands at midnight and sing the

Scotland song of “Auld dang June” as soon as the clock finishes striking

twelve. This song in sung in England to nowadays, but it is not one of

the Old English customs. Even in Scotland, singing it is not so very

old, for the words were only written in the 18 th century by Robert



At home or in restaurants most people spend the final hours of the old

year and the first hours of the new year dining with friends. Champagne

– the drink that traditionally symbolizes a celebration – is often

served for the midnight toast on New Year’s Eve.


Following a long New Year’s Eve people usually spend a quient New

Year’s Day. In most homes everyone sleeps late, then enjoys lunch and TV

with the family and friends. New Year Day is the time for starting new

life programs and giving up bad habits, for making New Year resolutions.

But this winter Festive season is expensive. To earn extra money for

presents and celebrations a lot of young people do part – time work in



Ringing out the old year, ringing in the new; is a custom followed in

old most countries and one which will continue for many centuries more.