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 Shirley Temple may be the most well-known mocktail, but you can make virgin versions of almost any cocktail, including the classic Bellini. Here, peach nectar and lemon-lime soda combine for a nonalcoholic take on the fizzy favorite.
What to buy: Peach nectar can be found in many Latin grocery stores, and some supermarkets carry one made by R.W. Knudsen.
See more about mocktails here. And get our virgin versions of other classic cocktails at the links below: