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Monday, October 23, 2017

New Year in Argentina

New Year in Argentina is a time for getting rid of things.  On the last day of the old year people destroy old documents that are no longer needed and make paper- cuts to be thrown out of the window on New Year's Eve. This custom is said to clear the air or New Year.

Sunday, October 22, 2017

New Year in Australia

New Year's Eve on the beach? In Australia people are in bikinis and swimming trunks. The New Year
starts in Sydney at 2 pm Central European Time.  The highpoint of the celebrations is the official firework display over the city. It lasts twelve minutes, is one for each month of the previous year

New Year in Austria

Austrians traditionally welcome the New Year with a waltz. The chimes of the Pummerin, Austria's
largest and heaviest church bell, in St Stephen's Cathedral boom out at midnight, followed by the
familiar strains of  Strauss's famous Blue Danube played on radio and television.


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