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December 30 2010

Happy New Years Eve, Eve! I figure since most of you won’t be here on Friday to see this, I’ll wish you a Happy New Years Eve now! Did you know that depending where you are, people celebrate New Years differently?

Argentina

In Argentina, the entire family gathers together around 11:00 at night to partake of a good table of traditional dishes. Just before midnight, people hurry out in the streets to enjoy fireworks. The first day of January is celebrated at zero hours with cider or champagne, wishing each other a happy new year, sometimes sharing a toast with the neighbours. People go to parties and celebrate until dawn.

Ireland

The Irish call New Year’s Eve New Year’s Eve, or in Irish – Oíche Chinn BlianaOíche na Coda Móire or Oíche Chaille. Celebrations in major cities are modest. The beginning of 2009 was heralded only by the ringing of church bells. Fireworks ring in the new year along with celebrations around the Country. A lot of Irish people tend to go to the smaller towns and villages around Ireland to celebrate the new year. Some popular destinations include Kerry, Limerick and Galway for festivities.

Sweden

In Sweden, New Year’s Eve is usually celebrated with families or with friends. A few hours before and after midnight, people usually party and eat a special dinner, often three courses. New Year’s Eve is celebrated with large fireworks displays throughout the country, especially in the cities. People over 18 are allowed to buy fireworks, which are sold by local stores or by private persons. While watching or lighting up fireworks at midnight, people usually drink champagne.

To read more about different celebrations, visit the Source (wikipedia)

Everybody have a safe weekend and see you next year!

 

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Written by lordsinsurancelog

December 30, 2010 at 6:05 pm

Posted in Daily Quip