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new years eve
In the Gregorian calendar, New Year's Eve (also known as Old Year's Day or Saint Sylvester's Day in many countries), the last day of the year, is on 31 December. In many countries, New Year's Eve is celebrated at evening parties, where many people dance, eat, drink, and watch or light fireworks. Some Christians attend a watchnight service. The celebrations generally go on past midnight into New Year's Day, 1 January.
The Line Islands (part of Kiribati) and Tonga, are examples of the first places to welcome the New Year, while Baker Island (an uninhabited atoll part of the United States Minor Outlying Islands) and American Samoa are among the last.
What do the fine folks here have planned for New Year's Eve foods and bevvies? Here at Chez Tasteé, it'll be:
New Year's Eve
Cheese fondue with bread and sausages to dip. We'll have wine and kirsch with that, so probably no bubbly, but I'm not ruling it out.
New Year's Day
I can't wait. I haven't gone out for New Years Eve for several years, being abed well before the new one gets rung in.
This year, while I am not going anywhere anyway, I will set the alarm for somewhere near 11:30 pm, and go out on the deck to bank in the New Year beating pots and pans or...