New Years Eve

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New Years EveAbout New Years Eve for kids learning in Primary School. Learn about the history of New Year and why we celebrate it. Homework help with Super Brainy Beans.

About New Years Eve for kids learning in Primary School. Learn about the history of New Year and why we celebrate it.

What is New Year?

New Year’s Day is the day that marks the start of the new year. New Year’s Eve is the night before the New Year when most people celebrate the end of the current year and see the New Year start.

How do people celebrate New Year?

People celebrate New Year in different ways. Some people attend midnight church services. Others gather in major city centers like Trafalgar Square in London or Times Square in New York  to watch fireworks. They may be parties or gatherings at peoples homes. 

Who celebrates the New Year?

The New Year marks the end of the Gregorian calendar which was started in 1582 by Pope Gregory XIII. At the time the calendar was used by some people in Europe, and much later it spread as more people followed it. Not all cultures follow the Gregorian calendar. The Chinese, Hindu, Jewish and Islamic calendars have their own New Year. 

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