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U.S. Inside/Background

New Year

Observed on January 1. The celebration of this holiday begins the night before, when Americans gather to wish each other a happy and prosperous coming year.

This holiday exists in many other countries. It starts with New Year's Evening the day before (Dec. 31). At midnight fireworks are usually set-off. Mega-Open-Air parties take place in most American metropolitan cities, especially well-known are: New York City Times Square, Boston, Chicago.

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