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 term bruschetta gets thrown around anytime a piece of fancy toast with toppings is served, but technically bruschetta is just a grilled piece of bread brushed with olive oil and rubbed with garlic. Most often you see it topped with fresh tomatoes and basil, but the possibilities are endless when you start thinking about what to pile on. Here’s the basic tomato version to get you started.
Special equipment: You will need a pastry brush.
This recipe was featured as part of our story on Bruschetta, the Fancy Toast for Parties. Try it as an appetizer before an impressive main dish like grilled prime rib.