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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This bruschetta is the perfect example of the less-is-more philosophy of cooking, with an easy combination of classic spring flavors. Just spread grilled bread with creamy ricotta cheese and minty smashed peas, then place thinly sliced radishes on top for a spicy crunch.
Special equipment: You will need a pastry brush for this recipe.
Game plan: You can use store-bought ricotta cheese, but it’s fun and simple to make your own.
This recipe was featured as part of our story on Bruschetta, the Fancy Toast for Parties.