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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Indian cuisine is full of tasty potato dishes. So it was only natural to pair these tater treats with the bold spices of the land of curry. A cooling cucumber-yogurt dip quells the cayenne kick.
What to buy: Panch phoron is a Bengali spice mix that combines fenugreek, nigella seed, black mustard seed, fennel seed, and cumin seed. If you can’t find it at your grocery store, just blend equal parts of all the seeds (as in this recipe).
Game plan: You’ll need to make the Cucumber-Yogurt Sauce before you begin.
This recipe was featured as part of our Make Your Own Potato Tots project.