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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The martini is one of the most iconic cocktails around, but there are lots of different opinions on the best way to make one. Award-winning bartender Matt Seigel, formerly of NoMad and Eleven Madison Park, shows us his ideal version, made with a nice smooth gin, a good amount of dry (not sweet!) vermouth, and the secret key ingredient: a dash of orange bitters. It’s also important to use super-chilled glassware, so put both your mixing glass and your coupe in the freezer for at least thirty minutes ahead of time.
If you prefer a martini with only vodka and the barest suggestion of vermouth, get our Filthy Martini recipe.