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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For a change of pace from the everyday margarita, try the Paloma, which is like a margarita with bubbles. This drink from the general manager of Chicago’s Salud Tequila Lounge (now closed) lets the sweetness of the tequila take center stage.
What to buy: Any 100 percent agave reposado tequila will do the trick.
A grapefruit soda like Squirt would work well in this cocktail.
This recipe was featured as part of both our Cinco de Mayo cocktail menu and our Tailgating Recipes photo gallery.