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 spreadable vegetarian pâté combines the earthy flavors of lentils, mushrooms, and onion with some smoky paprika for a Spanish twist. It’s a versatile recipe you can use as a dip for vegetables, or spread on a toasted baguette and topped with poached eggs for breakfast.
What to buy: Red lentils actually are more orange than red. They can be found in the bulk section of many grocery stores or at Middle Eastern markets. If you have cooked lentils on hand, you’ll need about 1 3/4 cups for this recipe.