New Year's Eve (aka Eve, or Silvester Night, named after Pope Saint Sylvester) is celebrated annually on the last day of the year, December 31, also called New Year's Eve, and together with the subsequent New Year's Day New Years. It is the eve of the original Christian day to herald the new year according to the Christian calendar. After midnight, when the new year began, the fireworks. The Chinese, who own New Year's Eve celebrations have believed they would scare away the spirits with fireworks.
In the Netherlands it is traditional for New Year's Eve with family and friends to celebrate. This often happens in domestic sphere, where donuts and / or apple turnovers and (salty) snacks are eaten and also drinking. It is also often a dinner held. The last seconds of the year by many loud countdown.
Also special New Year's Eve celebrations held in various venues. Especially in rural areas by many municipalities themselves nightly festivities designed for, the alcohol consumption of youth vandalism and possibly in the hand to hold.
Meanwhile, the old years conference which is broadcast on television, a Dutch tradition.
In Reformed families before midnight read Psalm 90, although this tradition is disappearing.
At the stroke of twelve hours is a traditional mulled wine (mulled wine) and champagne and wished a good and healthy new year. Then they often go out to neighbors to wish happiness and fireworks to stabbing.
There is no public transport runs between 20:00 and 01:00 (one international long-distance train is still around 21:00).
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