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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Start your next meal with a vegetarian version of carpaccio: paper-thin slices of young zucchini lightly drizzled with olive oil and topped off with creamy feta cheese.
What to buy: We made this recipe with standard green zucchini, but it would be equally delicious with any tender summer squash, such as yellow crookneck, pattypan, or gold zucchini. Try using a combination of squash to vary the color on the plate.
This recipe was featured as part of our no-cook menu for hot summer days.