It's almost New Year how will you celebrate?

December 28, 2010 12:13pm CST
Well Christmas is well and truly over. Presents unwrapped, eatenm drank, plkayed with, broken etc etc We will soon be celebrating New Year's Eve, I will celebrate it with my family - how will you be celebrating yours and do you have any special customs ?
14 responses
• Philippines
28 Dec 10
I guess i'll be celebrating it with fireworks with family and relatives, same as before. We don't have any custom celebrations during New Years. We just usually celebrate it together like any other types of celebration. There were times when we went out and ate at a fancy restaurant. There were times when we just stayed at an aunt's place and celebrated it there.
29 Dec 10
However you celebrat it I hope that you hav a lovely time and that 2011 brings you good health and fortune!
• Philippines
29 Dec 10
Thanks! You too.
• Estonia
30 Dec 10
Yeah, can't wait for that day to come!! I think I will be having a quality time with my family until the midnight, when I will congratulate them on a New Year and then go out to see fireworks and meet my friends and greet them too. Done with greetings, we will be probably heading to a local pub to spend some nice time here.
30 Dec 10
That sounds like you're going to have a really good night. I do hope that you enjoy it and that you have a great 2011!!
@jonnie7 (51)
• United States
29 Dec 10
I will also celebrate it with my family. But I usually spend it with the whole family but this year we could not go. Because of the weather down there.
29 Dec 10
This year we are having some shocking weather in Britain which is also stopping a lot of families getting together. I do hope you have a good one with the family that you can be with.
@MegiMK (266)
• Canada
29 Dec 10
I'm not really doing anything special. My friends and I wanted to go somewhere warm for a mini-vacation but flights and hotels are so overpriced around New Year's it's totally ridiculous. For the same money we can make 3 separate trips on different dates.
29 Dec 10
The travel comanies certainly seem to hike up the prices over holiday times. I have been to Disneyland Paris a couple of times for New Year but it is just getting so expensive. As you say you might as well have three holidays at another time of year!
• Philippines
29 Dec 10
well im excited cuz ill be the one who will prepare the dinner. i already got a list for my menu...;) i will light my fountains..lol
29 Dec 10
Oh I do hope that everything goes well for you. Enjoy it and all the best for 2011!!
@lingli_78 (12845)
• Australia
29 Dec 10
not really... my family don't really have a special custom to celebrate new year... i usually celebrate it with my church friends and family while we are having dinner together and then a short reflections to reflect on God's grace and His goodness for the past year... also, our resolutions for the new year... that's about it... take care and have a nice day...
29 Dec 10
wEll to me that sounds like a good way to celebrate. I hope that 2011 is good for you and your friends and family.
@chtime (5)
• China
29 Dec 10
when we in school,we are expect the new year,that have a long holiday and can celebrate with family and friends,but after we have a job,after we merry, less holiday and far from the old friends.Even we go back to the hometown found lots of things changed ,friend still is friend, but already not old, he/she have a new life.we can not find a good topic that both be interested
29 Dec 10
I hope that you manage to have an enjoyable time and that 2011 is kind to you!
• India
29 Dec 10
Yes!!! New year's eve is on the way... We are planning lot of thing this year to celebrate it in a grand manner. From office we are arranging for a small trip... kind of 3 days trip but I will prefer to join with my family. We, all family members are planning to go for a picnic and go for a New year's eve party at club.
29 Dec 10
That sounds lovely, except I wouldn't want to be going for a picnic here in the UK it is VERY cold!! Best wishes for 2011!
@SilverKing (1023)
• Canada
28 Dec 10
Well I work in the morning on New Years Day early so I will have to limit myself on the drinking.I do plan to go out with some friends to a local bar and get something to eat and drink and talk about what we did for Christmas.I really like that it is 2011 now as it is the end of the decade and the start of a new one.I hope that things are going to get better with the economy and stuff and that inflation does not escalate like some say it might.I am going back to community college next Wednesday and I only have a few days left off after I work Friday, Saturday and Sunday and will get 2 days off after that which i will use wisely preparing for next term.
29 Dec 10
I have been in the pposition myself wherre I am working early on New Year's Day so know just what you mean. However you will still have a wonderful time i'm sure with your firends. Best wishes fot 2011 let's hope it's a good one!!
@joystick (1680)
28 Dec 10
I tend to see the new year in with either friends or family and sometimes with both.We all tend to have a few drinks and then we wait until about one in the morning then we all crash out in bed, hearing as well as seeing all the fireworks that people are still letting off.I have always seen the new year in, perhaps i may even come on here.
29 Dec 10
Why not, start 2011 by earning a few cents!!! HAve a good one and all the best for 2011!
@Wefight (330)
28 Dec 10
Yeh you are right christmas is sadly and truly over for anouther year lol.On christmas eve this year i am going round one of my family members house and we are going to watch avatar as i got it for christmas they have not watched it before and nor have i plus it looks really exciting for us all.I do hope it is some great fun then we will probably just sit with some crisps or something and watch the Big Ben tick away till midnight.Then when i come home i dont see the point in going to bed so i will probably come on mylot to earn a little bit more in the new year or i will watch anouther movie to help me celebrate the new year that is ahead of us hopefully a lot better than this year and hopefully we will lose this horrible reccession next year so my interest rate at the bank will start going up lol the only problem being is that i will have to pay more interest on my mortgage so it only really affects me when it comes to buying things at the shops. Have a happy new year and i wish you all the best.
29 Dec 10
Yes here's to a MUCH better 2011!! Times have been pretty hard so best wishes to you and your family and that it really is a prosperous New Year!!
@GardenGerty (99345)
• United States
28 Dec 10
I have no special traditions or customs. Hubby and I will probably just be home alone and watch the ball drop on TV then go to bed. But you never know. He may think of something special to do. One of the most interesting New Years Day activities we ever did was to go buy binoculars and go looking at winter wildlife. I thought that was rather neat. Maybe we will just go out and look at the stars on New Year's Eve.
29 Dec 10
That sounds cool, watching the New Year stars!! Best wishes to you and all your family for the New Year!!
• United States
28 Dec 10
My husband just like week bought a whole mess of beautiful fire works. It's just the five of us me, my hubby, kids and mom. But we always have the best time, we spend the entire day together laughing watching movies, have a nice quiet dinner and then spend time outside blowing up our fire works. My kids love it, every year they look forward to their daddy doing fireworks. I know it ain't much, but to me it's all I need.
29 Dec 10
That sounds just perfect to me, a lovely family time together!
@oldchem1 (8144)
28 Dec 10
Before I moved I always had a big party with hot pot and haggis and lots of music and fun, but now I usually have a quiet New Year with the immediate family. We still celebrate the old custom of 'first footing' where the first male visitor to the house on the New Year's day is supposed to bring good luck. The man (usually the man of the house) usually brings money, bread or coal. We also sing 'Auld Lang Syne' at midnight all linking hands.
28 Dec 10
Yes we do the 'First Footing' and 'Auld Lang Syne' thing as well; my dad udually gets dressed up in some sort of make shift Scottish outfit and brings in a haggis!!