Happy New Year’s Eve 2020:
Happy New Year 2020. In the Gregorian calendar, New Year’s Eve, the last day of the year, is on December 31. People celebrate New Year’s Eve at evening social gatherings, where many people dance, drink, and watch or light fireworks. Some Christians attend a watch night service. The celebrations generally go on past midnight into New Year’s Day, January 1.
Tonga and Kiritimati (Christian Island), part of Kiribati, are examples of the first places to welcome the New Year while Baker Island in the United States of America is among the last.
Just before midnight, people flock to the streets to enjoy fireworks and light firecrackers. The firecrackers can be seen on any terrace. New Year’s first day is celebrated at midnight with cider or champagne. People wish each other a happy New Year and sometimes share a toast with neighbors. Parties often continue until dawn.
The celebration is during the summer, like in many South American countries, so it’s normal to see many families in the New Year at tourist centers of the Argentine Atlantic coast.
Most celebrations take place in the major metropolitan cities like Kochi, Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai, Chandigarh, Hyderabad, Bangalore, Pune, Ahmedabad, New Year is also celebrated in other cities and towns around the country like Agra, Bhubaneswar, Coimbatore, Cuttack, Vadodara, etc.
There are lots of shows, events, awards, and parties organized all over India. Big and small celebrities and personalities perform as well as enjoy in these parties. Many Discos and Pubs organize big singers, DJ’s or local talent to liven up the night with their music and songs.
Goa and Kerala are the most visited destination during New Year’s celebration both by Indian and foreign countries.
Major events like live concerts and dances by Bollywood stars are also organized and attended mostly by youngsters. More often people like to celebrate New Year Eve with their family. Hotels and resorts are also decked up in anticipation of tourist arrival and intense competition makes them entice the tourists with exciting New Year offers. Many people across the country also follow old traditions.
The Hindu community organizes Pujas for a fruitful year ahead and the Christian community often goes to church for a watch night service till midnight praying for blessing in the coming New Year.
Lebanon and Syria:
In Lebanon and Syria, people celebrate New year’s Eve with dinner attended by family and friends. The dinner features traditional dishes such as tabouli, hummus, kibbe, and other Lebanese foods. These celebrations could take place in restaurants and clubs. Game shows are also organized where people can try to win money.
The countdown to New Year’s is broadcast through the leading TV channel and the celebrations usually continue until sunrise. Fireworks are lit throughout the night.
As the Islamic calendar is the official civic calendar, the Committee for the Promotion of Virtue and the Prevention of Vice- Saudi Arabia’s religious police, has enforced a ban on the public festivities of the Gregorian New Year.
The organization can also find shops for offering New Year’s-related products, and confiscate them. However, the organization does not go after individual citizens holding private celebrations.
United Arab Emirates:
In Dubai, the United Arab Emirates, the Burj Khalifa- the world’s tallest building- has hosted an annual the world’s most expensive. A fireworks show was not held for 2017-2018: instead, a multimedia light and sound show was presented using the tower’s lighting system, which set a Guinness World Record for the largest light and sound show staged on a single building. The fireworks show returned for 2019, in tandem with a multimedia presentation.
Each major city in Australia holds New Year’s Eve celebrations, usually accompanied by a fireworks display and other events. At night, 50,000 people gather at sites around the Brisbane River to watch a fireworks display.
The most prominent celebration in the country is Sydney New Year’s Eve, which takes place at Sydney Harbour and consists of two fireworks shows- the evening “Family Fireworks” held at 9:00 p.m., followed by the main New Year fireworks at midnight.
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