New Year's Eve

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In the Gregorian calendar, New Year's Eve (also known as Old Year's Day in many countries), the last day of the year, is on December 31.wikipedia
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Lagos Countdown

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In Nigeria, the New Year's Eve is often celebrated by going to Church; others go to nightclubs, and parties organised by individuals, communities or State government like the Lagos Countdown.
The Lagos Countdown, now One Lagos Fiesta, is an annual New Year's Eve event at the Bar Beach in Lagos.

Watchnight service

Some Christians attend a watchnight service.
In many different Christian traditions, such as those of Moravians, Baptists, Methodists, Anglicans and Pentecostals, watchnight services are held late on New Year's Eve.

Royal Canadian Air Farce

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In 1992, the sketch comedy troupe Royal Canadian Air Farce began airing its annual New Year's Eve special Year of the Farce on CBC Television, which features sketches lampooning the major events and news stories of the year.
Although their weekly radio series ended in 1997 and their television series ended in 2008, the troupe have been still active since then through an annual New Year's Eve special on CBC Television.

List of objects dropped on New Year's Eve

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The spectacle has inspired similar events outside of New York City, where a ball or other item is lowered or raised in an identical manner.
On New Year's Eve, many localities in America mark the beginning of a year through the raising or lowering of an object.

Times Square Ball

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The most prominent celebration in the country is the "ball drop" held at New York City's Times Square, which was inspired by the time balls that were formerly used as a time signal.
Located on the roof of One Times Square, the ball is a prominent part of a New Year's Eve celebration in Times Square commonly referred to as the ball drop, where the ball descends 141 ft in 60 seconds down a specially designed flagpole, beginning at 11:59:00 p.m. ET, and resting at midnight to signal the start of the new year.

Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve

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Following Lombardo's death, Dick Clark's contemporary competitor, New Year's Rockin' Eve (which premiered for 1973 on NBC, and moved to ABC for 1975) became the dominant New Year's Eve special on U.S. television (especially among younger viewers), with Clark having anchored New Year's coverage (including New Year's Rockin' Eve and the one-off ABC 2000 Today) for 33 straight years.
Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve (NYRE) is an annual New Year's Eve television special broadcast by ABC.

Times Square

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The most prominent celebration in the country is the "ball drop" held at New York City's Times Square, which was inspired by the time balls that were formerly used as a time signal.
It is the site of the annual New Year's Eve ball drop, began on December 31, 1907, which continues to attract over a million visitors to Times Square every year.

Bye Bye (TV series)

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Similarly, the CBC's French-language television network Ici Radio-Canada Télé airs its own New Year's Eve comedy special, Bye Bye.
Bye Bye is a Québécois New Year's Eve sketch comedy special broadcast by Radio-Canada.

Royal Canadian Air Farce (TV series)

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The 1992 edition was presented as a one-off special, but became a backdoor pilot for a regular Royal Canadian Air Farce television series that premiered the following year, and ran until 2008.
In 1992, Air Farce took a second plunge into television with 1992: Year of the Farce, a satirical New Year's Eve special.

America's Party

Other notable celebrations include the Las Vegas Strip's "America's Party", which consists of a ticketed concert event at the Fremont Street Experience, and a public fireworks show at midnight that is launched from multiple casinos on the Strip.
America's Party is the blanket branding for official New Year's Eve events held on the Las Vegas Strip, organized by the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority and Las Vegas Events.

One Times Square

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At 11:59 p.m. ET, an 11875 lb, 12 ft ball (which is adorned with crystal panels and an LED lighting system) is lowered down a 70 ft-high pole on the roof of One Times Square, reaching the roof of the building 60 seconds later at midnight.
Even after the Times left, One Times Square remained a major focal point of Times Square due to its annual New Year's Eve "ball drop" festivities, and the introduction of an electronic news ticker at street-level in 1928.

Peach Drop

The items used for these events often represent local culture or history: Atlanta's Peach Drop reflects Georgia's identity as the "Peach State".
The Peach Drop is the annual New Year's Eve drop event held in Atlanta, Georgia.

Auld Lang Syne

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Bandleader Guy Lombardo was well known for his live broadcasts from New York with his band, The Royal Canadians—whose signature performance of "Auld Lang Syne" at midnight helped make the standard synonymous with the holiday.
Singing the song on Hogmanay or New Year's Eve very quickly became a Scots custom that soon spread to other parts of the British Isles.

Fremont Street Experience

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Other notable celebrations include the Las Vegas Strip's "America's Party", which consists of a ticketed concert event at the Fremont Street Experience, and a public fireworks show at midnight that is launched from multiple casinos on the Strip.
The venue has become a major tourist attraction for downtown Las Vegas, and is also the location of the SlotZilla zip line attraction and the city's annual New Year's Eve party, complete with fireworks on the display screen.

Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro

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Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro hosts a major fireworks display, which is considered to be one of the largest in the world.
Copacabana Beach plays host to millions of revellers during the annual New Year's Eve celebrations, and in most years, has been the official venue of the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup.

Time ball

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The most prominent celebration in the country is the "ball drop" held at New York City's Times Square, which was inspired by the time balls that were formerly used as a time signal.
A contemporary version of the concept has been used since 31 December 1907 at New York City's Times Square as part of its New Year's Eve celebrations; at 11:59 p.m., a lit ball is lowered down a pole atop the One Times Square tower over the course of 60 seconds, concluding at midnight.

Kōhaku Uta Gassen

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Since 1951, NHK has traditionally broadcast Kōhaku Uta Gassen (Red and White Song Battle) on New Year's Eve, a music competition where two teams of popular musicians (the red and white teams, which predominantly contain female and male performers respectively) perform songs, with the winning team determined by a panel of judges and televotes.
NHK Kōhaku Uta Gassen (NHK紅白歌合戦), more commonly known simply as Kōhaku, is an annual New Year's Eve television special produced by Japanese public broadcaster NHK.

Christmastide

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The Christians go to the churches for a watch night service till midnight, praying for blessing in the coming new year as it is also part of the Christmastide season observances.
There are several celebrations within Christmastide, including Christmas Day (25 December), St. Stephen's Day (26 December), Childermas (28 December), New Year's Eve (31 December), the Feast of the Circumcision of Christ, the Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God (New Year's Day) (1 January), the Feast of the Holy Family, as well as Epiphany Eve or Twelfth Night (the evening of 5 January).

Saint Sylvester's Day

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(New Year's Eve is a feast day honoring Pope Sylvester I in the Roman Catholic calendar, but it is not widely recognized in the United States.)
Among the Western Christian Churches, the feast day is held on the anniversary of Saint Sylvester's death, 31 December, a date that, since the adoption of the Gregorian calendar, has coincided with New Year's Eve.

New Year's Day

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The celebrations generally go on past midnight into New Year's Day, 1 January.
The night of December 31/January 1, the New Year according to the Gregorian calendar, is also celebrated widely in Israel and is referred to as Sylvester or the civil new year.

Television special

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Following Lombardo's death, Dick Clark's contemporary competitor, New Year's Rockin' Eve (which premiered for 1973 on NBC, and moved to ABC for 1975) became the dominant New Year's Eve special on U.S. television (especially among younger viewers), with Clark having anchored New Year's coverage (including New Year's Rockin' Eve and the one-off ABC 2000 Today) for 33 straight years.

Chinese New Year

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In China, although the celebrations of the Lunar New Year are not until a few weeks after the Gregorian New Year, celebrations of the Gregorian New Year are held in some areas, particularly in major cities.

Johnny & Associates

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Since 1996, artists from Johnny & Associates perform a special concert titled Johnny's Countdown at the Tokyo Dome and is broadcast live by Fuji TV every 31 December.
Also, a New Year's Eve countdown concert is held live on Fuji TV from the Tokyo Dome since 1996 known as Johnny's Countdown Live with a different theme each year.

Dick Clark

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Following Lombardo's death, Dick Clark's contemporary competitor, New Year's Rockin' Eve (which premiered for 1973 on NBC, and moved to ABC for 1975) became the dominant New Year's Eve special on U.S. television (especially among younger viewers), with Clark having anchored New Year's coverage (including New Year's Rockin' Eve and the one-off ABC 2000 Today) for 33 straight years.
In 1972, Dick Clark first produced New Year's Rockin' Eve, a New Year's Eve music special for NBC which included coverage of the ball drop festivities in New York City.

Bamboo cannon

Bamboo cannons are also fired on the night in some places.
A bamboo cannon (meriam buluh, Jawi: مريام بولوه ; kanyóng kawayan; lantaka, Indonesian: meriam bambu, Javanese: mercon bumbung) is a type of home-made firecracker which is popular during the Hari Raya festive season in Malaysia, and during New Year's Eve celebrations in the Philippines.