As a modern tradition, New Year's Eve as well as New Year's Day are public holidays, and are two of the biggest holidays of the year. Retrieved 29 November Gisborneone of the first cities in the world to see sunrise at new year  also celebrates with a new year festival. He was the first one to cook this dish. People get together to eat cake, dance, and laugh. Retrieved 6 November
BBC Scotland broadcast the celebrations in Edinburgh to a Scottish audience, with the celebrations also screened across the world.
New Year's Eve
On the waterfront of Marina Bay20, inflatable "wishing spheres" carryingwishes written by Singaporeans form a visual arts display filled with brilliant colors beamed from the spotlights erected along the Esplanade promenade open area. Fireworks are very popular in Icelandparticularly on New Year's Eve. Fireworks and firecrackers are popular. Another tradition is to make a list of all the bad or unhappy events over the past 12 months; before midnight, this list is thrown into a fire, symbolizing the removal of negative energy from the new year. Inside is hidden the characteristic fava broad bean. In recent years, a major fireworks display has also been held, with fireworks launched from the nearby London Eye Ferris wheel.
Every year the length of them is compared, and high praises are held for the company that has managed to import the largest ribbon. Earlier in the evening at around Gifts exchanges may follow. Calennig is an ancient custom that survives in modern-day Wales, though nowadays it is now customary to give bread and cheese. Champagne is traditionally drunk. The South Island's main resort town, Queenstown is also a major new year party venue, with music and fireworks. The final day of the Gregorian year.