31 December 2006

Auld Lang Syne Time is Here Again

So it's time for the festivities again:

New Year's Eve at Answers.com

New York is all set:

Times Square Alliance

And you can even watch it live on the web:

Earthcam Covers Times Square

The folks in Sydney will be putting on another "rilly big shew" again this year:

New Year's Eve in Sydney, Australia

Some cities have a non-alcoholic celebration featuring artists and performers, music and drama; it's called "First Night" and was started in Boston in 1976. Heaps of fun:

First Night International

New Year's Eve celebrations are held on St. Sylvester's Day:

Round About New Year's Eve: St. Sylvester's Day

The most famous ethnic celebration on this day is the feast of Hogmanay, in Scotland. The customs include "First Footing," in which a carefully-chosen person enters your house at midnight to bring luck to the New Year. More about Hogmanay (and which person needs to cross your doorstep when the clock strikes twelve):

What is Hogmanay?

Hogmanay Customs

Hogmanay Traditions


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