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In France, New Year’s Eve New Year’s Eve is observed annually on December 31, (according to the Gregorian Calendar) is called la Saint-Sylvestre the final day of the Gregorian calendar , usually celebrated with one of the oldest festivals called le Réveillon de Saint-Sylvestre. This feast customarily special items like champagne and foie gras, and celebrated at social gatherings,as an accompanying party during which participants dance, eat, consume alcoholic beverages, intimate dinner, and watch or light fireworks to mark the incoming year.
At midnight which extends through midnight of January 1 (New Year’s Day), everyone kisses under the mistletoe .They celebrate each and every moment with high festive spirit and mood. as the New Year in France is mostly a a private affair when people like to have dinner with their dear ones , and offers their best wishes for the new year. The New Year holidays in France ends on January 6 with the ceremonial cutting of a special type of festive cake called la galette des rois.
One of the famous New Year parades take place in Paris. Thousand of performers from all over the world steal the show with wonderful songs, dances and other cultural activities.