BBC has a great video of fireworks in New Zealand and Sydney, Australia. It’s already January 1, 2016 there!

New Year’s Eve is the last day of the year; you might be surprised to find that not everyone parties during the last hours of the year.

It has not always been celebrated on the day of the year as we do today, but for thousands of years people have welcomed in the new year with celebrations of either religious solemnity or joyous parties.

New Year Celebration in China

 

Various cultures (those much older than the United States) celebrate the new year based on ancient calendars, with the date of the new year set by those calendars.

One of our local papers, the Cascadia, has a list of things you could be doing tonight; check out the 14 events listed for December 31, 2015.

What will you be doing at midnight, December 31, 2015?