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New Year's Eve
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|New Year's Eve|
|Also called||Hogmanay (Scotland),Silvester (Austria, Croatia,Czech Republic, France,Germany, Hungary, Israel,Italy, Poland, Slovakia,Slovenia, Ukraine), Réveillon(Brazil, Portugal), Nochevieja (Spain, Latin America)|
|Observed by||People around the world|
|Significance||The final day of theGregorian year|
|Date||December 31, climaxing at midnight|
|Celebrations||Reflections, Late-Night Partying, Family- Gatherings, Feasting, Present Exchanges, Fireworks|
|Related to||New Year's Day andChristmas Day|
New Year's Eve or Old Year's Nightis on the evening of December 31, the final day of the Gregorian year, and the night before New Year's Day.
New Year's Eve is a separate observance from the observance of New Year's Day. In modern Westernpractice, New Year's Eve is celebrated with parties and social gatherings spanning the transition of the year at midnight.
Many cultures use fireworks and other forms of noise making in part of the celebration.