New Year's Eve around the world in 2019

New Year's Eve around the world in 2019
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  Dates of New Year's Eve around the world
2021 Various Dec 31
ArmeniaFri, Dec 31National Holiday
Australia Dec 31
Northern TerritoryFri, Dec 31Regional Holiday
South AustraliaFri, Dec 31Regional Holiday
CanadaFri, Dec 31Government Holiday
CubaFri, Dec 31National Holiday
CuraçaoFri, Dec 31National Holiday
DenmarkFri, Dec 31Not A Public Holiday
El SalvadorFri, Dec 31National Holiday
Faroe IslandsFri, Dec 31National Holiday
GreenlandFri, Dec 31National Holiday
GuatemalaFri, Dec 31National Holiday
IcelandFri, Dec 31National Holiday
IndiaFri, Dec 31Regional Holiday
LatviaFri, Dec 31National Holiday
LiechtensteinFri, Dec 31Not A Public Holiday
MacauFri, Dec 31Government Holiday
MaldivesFri, Dec 31Not A Public Holiday
MyanmarFri, Dec 31National Holiday
ParaguayFri, Dec 31Not A Public Holiday
PhilippinesFri, Dec 31National Holiday
San MarinoFri, Dec 31Not A Public Holiday
SwedenFri, Dec 31National Holiday
ThailandFri, Dec 31National Holiday
VenezuelaFri, Dec 31National Holiday
2020 Various Dec 31
ArgentinaThu, Dec 31National Holiday
ArmeniaThu, Dec 31National Holiday
Australia Dec 31
Northern TerritoryThu, Dec 31Regional Holiday
South AustraliaThu, Dec 31Regional Holiday
CubaThu, Dec 31National Holiday
CuraçaoThu, Dec 31National Holiday
DenmarkThu, Dec 31Not A Public Holiday
El SalvadorThu, Dec 31National Holiday
Faroe IslandsThu, Dec 31National Holiday
GreenlandThu, Dec 31National Holiday
GuatemalaThu, Dec 31National Holiday
IcelandThu, Dec 31National Holiday
LatviaThu, Dec 31National Holiday
LiechtensteinThu, Dec 31Not A Public Holiday
MacauThu, Dec 31Government Holiday
MaldivesThu, Dec 31Not A Public Holiday
MyanmarThu, Dec 31National Holiday
ParaguayThu, Dec 31Not A Public Holiday
PhilippinesThu, Dec 31National Holiday
San MarinoThu, Dec 31Not A Public Holiday
SwedenThu, Dec 31National Holiday
ThailandThu, Dec 31National Holiday
USA Dec 31
KentuckyThu, Dec 31Government Holiday
MichiganThu, Dec 31Government Holiday
WisconsinThu, Dec 31Government Holiday
UkraineThu, Dec 31National Holiday
VenezuelaThu, Dec 31National Holiday
2019 Various Dec 31
ArmeniaTue, Dec 31National Holiday
Australia Dec 31
Northern TerritoryTue, Dec 31Regional Holiday
South AustraliaTue, Dec 31Regional Holiday
CanadaTue, Dec 31Government Holiday
CubaTue, Dec 31National Holiday
CuraçaoTue, Dec 31National Holiday
DenmarkTue, Dec 31Not A Public Holiday
El SalvadorTue, Dec 31National Holiday
Faroe IslandsTue, Dec 31National Holiday
GreenlandTue, Dec 31National Holiday
GuatemalaTue, Dec 31National Holiday
IcelandTue, Dec 31National Holiday
IndiaTue, Dec 31Regional Holiday
LatviaTue, Dec 31National Holiday
LiechtensteinTue, Dec 31Not A Public Holiday
MacauTue, Dec 31Government Holiday
MaldivesTue, Dec 31Not A Public Holiday
MyanmarTue, Dec 31National Holiday
ParaguayTue, Dec 31Not A Public Holiday
PhilippinesTue, Dec 31National Holiday
San MarinoTue, Dec 31Not A Public Holiday
SwedenTue, Dec 31National Holiday
ThailandTue, Dec 31National Holiday
USA Dec 31
KentuckyTue, Dec 31Government Holiday
MichiganTue, Dec 31Government Holiday
TennesseeTue, Dec 31Government Holiday
WisconsinTue, Dec 31Government Holiday
UzbekistanTue, Dec 31National Holiday
VenezuelaTue, Dec 31National Holiday
2018 Various Jan 2, Dec 31
ArgentinaMon, Dec 31National Holiday
ArmeniaMon, Dec 31National Holiday
Australia Dec 31
Northern TerritoryMon, Dec 31Regional Holiday
South AustraliaMon, Dec 31Regional Holiday
CanadaMon, Dec 31Government Holiday
CubaMon, Dec 31National Holiday
CuraçaoMon, Dec 31National Holiday
DenmarkMon, Dec 31Not A Public Holiday
El SalvadorMon, Dec 31National Holiday
Faroe IslandsMon, Dec 31National Holiday
GreenlandMon, Dec 31National Holiday
GuatemalaMon, Dec 31National Holiday
HungaryMon, Dec 31National Holiday
IcelandMon, Dec 31National Holiday
KazakhstanMon, Dec 31National Holiday
LatviaMon, Dec 31National Holiday
LiechtensteinMon, Dec 31Not A Public Holiday
MacauMon, Dec 31Government Holiday
ParaguayMon, Dec 31Not A Public Holiday
PhilippinesMon, Dec 31National Holiday
San MarinoMon, Dec 31Not A Public Holiday
SwedenMon, Dec 31National Holiday
Thailand Jan 2, Dec 31
ThailandMon, Dec 31National Holiday
ThailandTue, Jan 2National Holiday
USA Dec 31
KentuckyMon, Dec 31Government Holiday
MichiganMon, Dec 31Government Holiday
VirginiaMon, Dec 31Government Holiday
West VirginiaMon, Dec 31Government Holiday
WisconsinMon, Dec 31Government Holiday
UkraineMon, Dec 31National Holiday
VenezuelaMon, Dec 31National Holiday
VietnamMon, Dec 31National Holiday
2017 Various Dec 30, Dec 31
ArmeniaSun, Dec 31National Holiday
DenmarkSun, Dec 31Not A Public Holiday
El SalvadorSun, Dec 31National Holiday
GuatemalaSun, Dec 31National Holiday
LatviaSun, Dec 31National Holiday
LiechtensteinSun, Dec 31Not A Public Holiday
MaldivesSun, Dec 31National Holiday
Myanmar Dec 30, Dec 31
MyanmarSun, Dec 31National Holiday
MyanmarSat, Dec 30National Holiday
ParaguaySun, Dec 31Not A Public Holiday
PhilippinesSun, Dec 31National Holiday
SwedenSun, Dec 31National Holiday
ThailandSun, Dec 31National Holiday
USA Dec 31
MichiganSun, Dec 31Government Holiday
WisconsinSun, Dec 31Government Holiday
United Arab EmiratesSun, Dec 31Government Holiday
VenezuelaSun, Dec 31National Holiday
  Summary
The last day of the year in the Gregorian calendar is usually celebrated with parties as midnight approaches
  Which countries observe New Year's Eve in 2019?
Armenia  ArmeniaDec 31National Holiday
Australia  AustraliaDec 31Regional Holiday
Canada  CanadaDec 31Government Holiday
Cuba  CubaDec 31National Holiday
Curaçao  CuraçaoDec 31National Holiday
Denmark  DenmarkDec 31Not A Public Holiday
El Salvador  El SalvadorDec 31National Holiday
Faroe Islands  Faroe IslandsDec 31National Holiday
Greenland  GreenlandDec 31National Holiday
Guatemala  GuatemalaDec 31National Holiday
Iceland  IcelandDec 31National Holiday
India  IndiaDec 31Regional Holiday
Latvia  LatviaDec 31National Holiday
Liechtenstein  LiechtensteinDec 31Not A Public Holiday
Macau  MacauDec 31Government Holiday
Maldives  MaldivesDec 31Not A Public Holiday
Myanmar  MyanmarDec 31National Holiday
Paraguay  ParaguayDec 31Not A Public Holiday
Philippines  PhilippinesDec 31National Holiday
San Marino  San MarinoDec 31Not A Public Holiday
Sweden  SwedenDec 31National Holiday
Thailand  ThailandDec 31National Holiday
USA  USADec 31Government Holiday
Uzbekistan  UzbekistanDec 31National Holiday
Venezuela  VenezuelaDec 31National Holiday
Related holidays

When is New Year's Eve?

New Year's Eve is 31st December, the last day of the year, in the Gregorian calendar.

Countries who still use the Julian Calendar observe New Year's Eve on 13th January.

New Year's Eve is traditionally celebrated with firework displays across the globe at 00:00 in the local time zones.

History of New Year's Eve

New Year's Day was fixed at 1st January in 153 BC, when the two Roman consuls, after whom - in the Roman calendar - years were named and numbered, chose that date, mainly for military reasons.

During the Middle Ages, a number of different Christian feast dates were used to mark the New Year, though calendars often continued to display the months in columns running from January to December in the Roman fashion.

Most countries in Western Europe had officially adopted 1st January as New Year's Day even before they adopted the Gregorian calendar. This was called Circumcision Style, because it was the date of the 'Feast of the Circumcision', which occurred on the eighth day after Christmas Day, and is said to have been the day when Christ was circumcised.

Traditions of New Year's Eve

"Auld Lang Syne", written by the Scottish poet Robert Burns in 1788, is traditionally sung at midnight on New Year's Eve. The words auld lang syne mean "times gone by".

About 1 million people will gather in New York City’s Times Square to watch the ball drop at midnight on 31 December and mark the arrival of the new year. The Times Square New Year’s Eve ball drop tradition began in 1907 following a ban on the firework display that had taken place since 1904. The first ball weighed 700 pounds and was lit with 100 25-watt lights. The current ball is 12 feet in diamtere, weighs 11,875 pounds and is covered 2,688 Waterford crystals, lit by 32,000 LED lights.

New Year's Eve is traditionally the time to make New Year's resolutions, which one hopes to fulfil or abide by in the coming Year; such as stop smoking or drinking alcohol, or lose weight or get physically fit.

New Year's Eve is celebrated in Scotland more than the rest of the UK. This is because Christmas was effectively banned in Scotland from 1560 until 1712 due to the Scottish Reformation and only became a public holiday in 1958. Instead of Christmas, the Scots threw their end of year festivities into New Year. Rather than have a holiday on New Year's Eve, the canny Scots give themselves an extra public holiday on the Day after New Year to help recover.

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