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Holiday celebrated on 31 December

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New Year's Eve: Holiday celebrated on 31 December
In the Gregorian calendar, New Year's Eve, the last day of the year, is on 31 December. In many countries, New Year's Eve is celebrated at evening parties, where many people dance, eat, drink, and watch or light fireworks. Some Christians attend a watchnight service. The celebrations generally go on past midnight into New Year's Day, 1 January.

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Pop-up mall set for bushfire-ravaged NSW town of Mogo

Up to 10 businesses will be housed in a temporary shopping centre being erected in the NSW village of Mogo, devastated by bushfires on New Year's Eve.
SBS - Published

Investigation launched into near-death experience of eight firefighters stranded in Nowra inferno

"Our truck is dead. We cannot proceed. Our truck is dead": new video stirs debate about near catastrophe on New Year's Eve.
The Age - Published

Videos for New Year's Eve


Rod Stewart and son plead not guilty to battery charges [Video]Rod Stewart and son plead not guilty to battery charges

Rod Stewart and his son Sean have pleaded not guilty to battery charges relating to an alleged bust-up with a hotel security guard on New Year's Eve.

Credit: Cover Video STUDIO     Duration: 00:43Published

Ozzy Osbourne diagnosed with Parkinson's disease [Video]Ozzy Osbourne diagnosed with Parkinson's disease

Ozzy Osbourne has revealed he has been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease. The musician told US talk show Good Morning America: “I did my last show New Year’s Eve at The Forum. Then I had a bad..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:43Published

Protests usher in new year in Hong Kong [Video]Protests usher in new year in Hong Kong

Hong Kong welcomed the new year with protests spilling into the streets on New Year's Eve, as thousands of protesters marched across the city on New Year's Day. Libby Hogan reports.

Credit: Reuters - Politics     Duration: 01:30Published

Watch New York City ring in 2020 [Video]Watch New York City ring in 2020

The iconic New Years Eve ball dropped in Times Square, a century-long tradition featuring fireworks and a flood of confetti.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:06Published

Hong Kong protesters disrupt New Year's Eve celebrations [Video]Hong Kong protesters disrupt New Year's Eve celebrations

Protesters at the harbour front counted down, chanting: 'Ten! Nine! Liberate Hong Kong, revolution now!'

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:31Published

Fireworks light up New Year's Eve in Asia [Video]Fireworks light up New Year's Eve in Asia

Fireworks and lights danced across Asia as countries across the continent rang in 2020.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:15Published

'Democracy hangs in the balance': Warren on NYE [Video]'Democracy hangs in the balance': Warren on NYE

Democratic presidential contender Elizabeth Warren sought to re-energize her White House campaign in a New Year's Eve speech on Tuesday, warning that "democracy hangs in the balance" five weeks before..

Credit: Reuters - Politics     Duration: 01:38Published

New Year's greetings from Times Square [Video]New Year's greetings from Times Square

'I have a diaper on' - revelers arrive early and prepared for hours long wait to midnight

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:25Published

Wildfires trap Australians on beaches for New Years Eve [Video]Wildfires trap Australians on beaches for New Years Eve

Sydney held its lavish fireworks display on New Year's Eve, after, down the coast, thousands were left trapped on beaches by raging bushfires. David Doyle reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 02:12Published

Times Square gears up for its annual NYE festivities [Video]Times Square gears up for its annual NYE festivities

Ahead of the annual New Year's Eve ball drop in Times Square, a final test is completed and Reuters talks to TV personality Ryan Seacrest before the big night. Freddie Joyner has more.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:17Published

NY Times Square confetti preview a success [Video]NY Times Square confetti preview a success

Multicolored confetti rained down on New York's Times Square on Sunday (December 29)

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:51Published

Australia's Prime Minister insists Sydney fireworks will go ahead [Video]Australia's Prime Minister insists Sydney fireworks will go ahead

Sydney's famous New Year's Eve fireworks will go ahead despite the country's wildfire crisis. Prime Minister Scott Morrison said the display would show the world Australia's resilience. Firefighting..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 01:12Published

New Waterford Crystals installed on Times Square New Year's Eve ball [Video]New Waterford Crystals installed on Times Square New Year's Eve ball

Fiskars Tom Brennan and Countdown Entertainment's Jeffrey Straus detail the 'Gift of Goodwill'

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:10Published

 

NSW bushfire death toll rises to 21 after Cobargo man dies in hospital

An 84-year-old Cobargo man has died in a Sydney hospital almost three weeks after he was burned in the New Year's Eve bushfires.
SBS - Published

NSW coastal town tries to rise from ashes

Many residents of Mogo on the NSW south coast are determined to rebuild the tiny coastal town after a ferocious firestorm tore through on New Year's Eve.
SBS - Published

'A tough start to 2020': Australia welcomes new decade amid bushfire crisis

New Year's Eve fireworks displays went ahead around Australia despite calls to cancel festivities during the bushfire crisis.
SBS - Published

India celebrates New Year's Eve with protests against citizenship law

Thousands of Indians ushered in the New Year by demonstrating against a citizenship law despite Prime Minister Narendra Modi's attempts to dampen protests that have run for nearly three weeks.
Reuters - Published

Hong Kong protesters hold pro-democracy rallies in last hours of 2019

Thousands of protesters briefly blocked one of Hong Kong's main roads on New Year's Eve after forming human chains across the city and marching through shopping malls, urging people not to give up the..
Reuters - Published

Hong Kong protesters stage New Year marches, little festive cheer

Hong Kong protesters formed giant human chains and marched through shopping malls on New Year's Eve, urging people not to give up the fight for democracy in 2020.
Reuters - Published

Festive cheer in short supply as Hong Kong activists stage New Year protests

Hong Kong protesters marched through shopping malls on New Year's Eve urging people not to give up the fight for democracy in 2020, while police were out in force across the city to quell any unrest.
Reuters - Published

Sydney gears up for New Year's spectacle despite Australian fires

Large crowds thronged Sydney harbor on Tuesday to watch Australia's famous New Year's Eve fireworks, even as smoke from deadly wildfires turned skies in nearby coastal towns blood-red.
Reuters - Published

'Persist in 2020' - Hong Kong gears up for New Year countdown unrest

Hong Kong police will deploy more than 6,000 officers on New Year's Eve, local media reported on Tuesday, as protesters plan rallies around the city to urge people not to give up the fight for..
Reuters - Published

Fire authorities give Sydney's New Year's Eve fireworks the green light

Sydney's annual fireworks spectacular is slated to go ahead as planned despite a total fire ban and risky conditions which forced other areas including Parramatta to ditch their festivities.
SBS - Published

Sydney’s New Year’s Eve fireworks expected to go ahead, despite fire conditions

Sydney New Year's Eve celebrations are set to be bigger than ever despite reports it could be cancelled if catastrophic fire conditions are declared.
SBS - Published

Fire risks grow as NSW ushers in 2020

Weather conditions across much of NSW will continue to deteriorate in the coming days, with bushfire danger reaching its peak on New Year's Eve.
SBS - Published

How do the New Year's Eve fireworks work?

They go off with a bang every December 31. What goes into making such a spectacle? And how does weather affect the display?
The Age - Published

Hong Kong's New Year's fireworks canceled amid security concerns

Hong Kong’s popular New Year's Eve fireworks will be canceled for the first time in a decade, as more than six months of protests heighten security concerns, the Hong Kong Tourism Board said on..
Reuters - Published

'Say no': Thousands sign petition to shift NYE fireworks cash into bushfire relief

Tens of thousands of people say they want money allocated for New Year's Eve fireworks displays to be redirected to bushfire relief funds.
SBS - Published

Like New Year's Eve on a P&O cruise: Looking for love (and a win) at the Cup

"I've heard some stories about what happens when you drink at the Melbourne Cup. They call it Australian white trash drunk."
The Age - Published

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