When Is New Year's Eve?
New Year's Eve is on Dec. 31. This year, New Year's Eve falls on a Sunday.
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What Is New Year's Eve?
New Year's Eve is the last day of the year on the Gregorian calendar.
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How to Celebrate New Year's Eve
New Year's Eve is typically celebrated with a party that culminates in a countdown. Many people drink champagne, dance, enjoy music, and light fireworks. Various "good luck foods" like black-eyed peas and grapes are also served to ring in the new year. In the U.S., the old Scottish song "Auld Lang Syne" is sung as partygoers exchange hugs and kisses at midnight.
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Who Celebrates New Year's Eve?
Anyone can celebrate New Year's Eve if they follow the Gregorian calendar.
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Why Do We Celebrate New Year's Eve on Dec. 31?
Dec. 31 is the last day of the Gregorian calendar. It precedes Jan. 1, the first day of a new year (New Year's Day).
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John Gertsen, bar manager of Drink in Boston, gave us the recipe for this vintage cocktail that’s sweet, smoky, and dry all at once.
What to buy: Swedish Punch (a.k.a. Caloric Punch, Caloric Punsch, Arak Punch, Arrack Punch, Arak Punsch, and Arrack Punsch) is a smoky Swedish liqueur with Batavia arrack as its base.
This recipe was featured as part of our New Year’s Eve Speakeasy Party.