6 New Year's Eve in Times Square New Year's Eve at the symbolic center of New York City has become more than just a celebration - it's a global tradition. The world holds its breath...and cheers as the clocks strike twelve. A billion watching throughout the world are expressing their joy and hope for the year ahead.
8 New Year in PolandIn the village side, the day and evening is spent more traditionally. The last evening of the year usually sees gatherings in different families. These private parties are full of dancing, drinking and music. New Year's Eve in Poland has evolved over the years. The earlier community celebrations have given way to more and more private parties and celebrations. The New Year is welcomed by greetings to family and friends and toasting the New Year. The parties continue till late at night. The private parties see much enjoyment as well.
10 New Year in RussiaNew Year in Russia is celebrated with lots of fanfare. The New Year's Tree or ‘Novogodnaya Yolka’ is decorated with tinsel and sweets. In the New Years Eve everybody offer gifts to one another, have fun, make fireworks, cook delicious meals and visit friends and relatives.
11 Remarkable New Year tradition in Russia is the arrival of Father Frost and his granddaughter ‘Snegurochka’, the snow girl.They bring New Year presents for the good children and hide them under the pine tree . There is a custom that children must sing a song or recite a poem to satisfy Old Man Frost before acquiring the gift from him.
13 New Year in AustraliaNew Year is celebrated with great enthusiasm and gaiety by whole of Australia. New Year Celebrations end on January 6. All discotheques, pubs, clubs, hotels, party halls and even beaches are crowded with party maniacs. Even if they are at homes, levels of energy are very high.
14 As soon as church bells ring at 12 midnight, everyone start producing loud noises with trumpets, drums, horns etc and wish each other Happy New Year. New Year is a public holiday and many people love to spend this day with their family and friends. It's most often an outdoor activity. Australia becomes the largest tourist hub at the time of New Year. More than 3,00,000 tourists celebrate their New Year in Australia. The main attraction of Australian New Year are it's magnificent fireworks.