Tuesday, 20 December 2011

New Year's Eve

New Year's Eve is the 31st of December. People go to parties with family and friends.
At midnight (12 o'clock) they all kiss and say "Happy New Year!". Then, they hold hands and sing a song called "Auld Lang Syne".

Listen and read the lyrics of this song.

Now, look at this family celebrating the New Year's Day.

Besides, each country has got particular traditions to celebrate this day:


People listen to the bells of Big Ben.

There is a very big firework display around the London Eye. It is one of the world's biggest fireworks displays for New Year.


The celebration of New Year's Eve is very important. It is called "Hogmanay".

They celebrate
'first footing'. This tradition is for good luck.
When January 1st has started, people wait behind their doors for a person whith dark hair. The visitor carries a piece of coal, some bread, some money and some greenery. These were all for good luck - the coal to make sure that the house would always be warm, the bread to make sure everyone in the house would have enough food to eat, money so that they would have enough money, and the greenery to make sure that they had a long life.

The visitor would then take a pan of dust or ashes out of the house with him, thus signifying the departure of the old year.

In Edinburgh, the capital of Scotland, there is a big street party along Princes Street. There are concerts, firework displays, rides...

They also walk through the streets with torches.


Every year, up to one million of people wait in Times Square to watch the ball drop.

Well, these are some traditions for New Year's Eve. Which one is your favourite?


  1. Ángela Grimaret Ocaña20 December 2011 at 17:07

    teacher Sonia that video so pretty,my favourite is in england because i love london and especially the london eye

  2. María Dolores Góngora Durán.5ºB22 December 2011 at 16:34

    My favorite is the fireworks on Big Ben.

  3. Me gusta mucho, como celebran `` Nochevieja´´ y lo que mas me gusta es cuando tiran los coetes en la noria ``el ojo de Londres´´.

  4. Angela García 5ºA23 December 2011 at 17:05

    My favourite new year eve is England, because the fireworks of this new year eve is very very beautiful.

  5. Angela García 5ºA23 December 2011 at 17:22

    And the song is very beautiful, but I don´t understand.

  6. Marta y Lucía Plaza Romero23 December 2011 at 21:05

    we like the celebration of the christmas but is fantastic the song of christmas carol

  7. Elena García Roldán24 December 2011 at 11:42

    My favourite is the of England because i like the fireworks, are amazing.

  8. Rafa Morales Moreno 4ºA27 December 2011 at 11:08

    Me parece muy bien para ellos y seguro que lo pasan muy bien

  9. Este vídeo me gusta porque se ve que toda la gente que hay se lo pasa muy bien y disfruta un montón. Me alegro por ellos.

    Ana Victoria de Cristina Fernández 4ºA

  10. Me ha gustado este vídeo porque me parece muy bonito ver a la gente asi de unida estos días de navidad o de año nuevo.

    Verónica y Belén Martínez Poley 4ºA

  11. is beautiful big ben of london. Wish I was there Bay!

  12. Juan Carlos y Laurent 4ºA

    Nos a encantado todos los videos.
    Espero que se lo hayan pasado muy bien por que esta muy guay.
    Bye bye.

  13. Estos vídeos me han gustado mucho y también me ha gustado porque ellos se lo pasan muy bien.

    Marien Romero Lopez 4ºA

  14. Aida Parrilla Moreno 3ºB2 June 2012 at 15:20

    I love the game. It's fun!