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 Definition December 31st, the final day of the Gregorian calendar. It is often marked by public or private celebration. [d] [e]

Re: typo--how embarrassing! Thanks, Bruce! Aleta Curry 19:34, 6 May 2008 (CDT)

Hey, Burns himself couldn't spell anything right, so I think it's (literally) poetic justice! Bruce M.Tindall 10:58, 7 May 2008 (CDT)

Huh--I can believe that New Year's Day is most commonly celebrated, but New Year's Eve? Got a source for that claim? --Larry Sanger 08:20, 7 May 2008 (CDT)

I was actually thinking that it was the most commonly celebrated "New Year's Eve", as in erev Rosh Hashanah, e.g. is normally only celebrated by Jews, while the Gregorian New Year's Eve is pretty universal. But, come to think of it, I think it still holds even in the sense you mean--like, what--you think there are billions of people celebrating the Gregorian New Year's Day but NOT celebrating New Year's Eve? In what alternate-reality universe? ("celebrate" simply in the sense of commemorating--I don't mean necessarily going out and getting smashed.) Aleta Curry 17:10, 7 May 2008 (CDT)

Does anyone have a reference to the origin of "ringing in the New Year"? I assume it is due to campanologists ringing the church bells on New Year's Eve. Also, thinking aloud, first-footing should be mentioned in this article since it has long traditions, especially in Scotland. Chris Day 10:44, 7 May 2008 (CDT)