New Year’s Eve in the U.K.

New Year’s Eve is a big celebration in the U.K. where people reminisce about the year that is ending and look forward to the year ahead. It is also a time to remember loved ones that have passed on.

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People often go out to pubs and clubs and get dressed up or wear fancy dress. They all wait in anticipation for the big countdown to midnight.

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On the stroke of midnight, fireworks are let off in most major towns. For those celebrating at home, the countdown at Big Ben and the London fireworks are broadcast on television.

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On New Year’s Day, most people spend time with their family, either for a meal or a walk. some people get up very early to hit the shops for the New Year’s Sales.

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People set themselves New Year’s resolutions, which are goals they must try and stick to. This often includes things like being more healthy or learning a new skill.


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