New Year traditions

@Porcospino (16435)
Denmark
October 30, 2010 6:32pm CST
Do you have any New Year traditions? Do eat the same kind of food every year, visit the same place or spend New Year's Eve with the same group of people every year? etc Or do celebrate New Year's Eve in a different way each year? My parents have spent New Year's Eve with the same friends for 33 years, and they have many traditions. Before they meet they watch the queen's speech and at 7 p.m. they have a drink together and then they eat, when they finish eating they watch "Dinner for one". At midnight they drink champagne and light the fireworks. Afterwards they drink coffee and eat a special cake called "kransekage". I don't have the same kind of traditions about New Year's Eve. Sometimes I am with a big group of friends and sometimes I am with a few friends. Sometimes we go out for dinner and sometimes we are at home. Last year I was at a party with 300 people, this year my husband and I are going to celebrate New Year's Eve together just the two of us.
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@gunagohan (3415)
• India
31 Oct 10
We do celebrate the new year within our family and some relatives might turn in. Traditional food items and some special prayers are done. We were celebrating our new year at April 14 these years, but the Govt changed the New Year to January 14 two years back telling the birth of the language and the particular day of the clan . We have a very major festival on that day celebrating across the country and the new year falls on that day every year...
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@Porcospino (16435)
• Denmark
31 Oct 10
I didn't know that you celebrated the New Year on January 14. In my country we celebrate New Year's Eve on the first of January. Many students have a combined christmas/New year holiday that starts around December 20 and ends in the beginning of January. In Denmark the date of the New Year has also been changed, it used to be in March instead of January, but that change took place many years ago.
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@gunagohan (3415)
• India
1 Nov 10
We don't give that much importance to January 1st , it's just the birth of a new year, but we celebrate our new year January 14th across the state in a very incredible way. We do have holidays starting from December 20th- January 2nd for school children.
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@sender621 (14956)
• United States
31 Oct 10
I always watch the ball drop from Times Square on television every New years Eve. i like to stay up and watch the New year ring in. i don't do the party scene. That's the only New years tradition that I have.
@Porcospino (16435)
• Denmark
1 Nov 10
I have heard about that tradition (the ball), but I have never seen it. In my country we always watch the town hall in Copenhagen on tv. That is one of the things that I remember from my childhood. We were all standing there watching the the town hall and the watch hands waiting for the sound of the new year. The town hall on tv that was one of the traditions that never changed.