French Guiana celebrates New Year’s Day with a public holiday every 1 January, as does most of the rest of the world. However, the celebrations really begin on New Year’s Eve and reach a high point with the turning of the clock from 11:59pm on 31 December to midnight on 1 January.
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New Year’s Day is a time of resolutions and starting fresh for some, while for others it is spent recovering from a big, late night spent with friends and family.
There will be fireworks events and there may be parades and concerts too. Sometimes, you may find a costumed ball going on, but people love to dance the new year in even at home.
New year food varies but includes just about everything. Wine, especially champagne, oysters, and cheeses are especially common New Year snacks. At the stroke of midnight, confetti, streamers, whistle-blows, and shouts suddenly erupt.
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