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Today's Reason to Celebrate

December 31, 2011 was

New Year's Eve

Today is New Year’s Eve! Send your best wishes to loved ones near and far with free New Year’s eCards. This special occasion is celebrated across the globe. Many cultures have fireworks displays and other festivities to celebrate the start of the New Year. In Mexico, people make a wish and eat a grape with each of the twelve chimes of the bell during the countdown to the New Year. In Brazil, they typically dress in white to bring good luck and peace for the year to come.

In the United States, New Year's Eve is a major social holiday. Huge crowds gather in New York City to watch the ball drop in Times Square, a tradition that began in 1907 after firecrackers were outlawed. At midnight, it is customary to kiss a loved one, toast with champagne, and sing "Auld Lang Syne."

Celebrate New Year’s Eve at home with your family or out on the town with your friends, and enjoy the countdown to midnight! Happy New Year!

  • December 31, 2011 is also National Champagne Day
  • December is National Fruit Cake Month & National Egg Nog Month

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