December 31st - New Year's Eve Freebies!

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Monday, December 31, 2018 | 0 comments
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Image: New Year's Eve, by Markito Schweiz on Pixabay

December 31st is... New Year's Eve, New Year's Resolutions, New Year's Dishonor List, New Year's Eve Banished Words List/Banished Words List Day, National Champagne Day, First Nights, Make Up Your Mind Day, Leap Second Time Adjustment Day (1972), You're All Done Day, Unlucky Day, National Vinegar Day, No Interruptions Day, World Healing Day, Look On The Bright Side Day, One Voice Day, Bright Idea Day, Universal Hour of Peace Day, Noche de Pedimento, Ōmisoka (Japan), Hogmanay Day (Scotland), Feast of Saint Sylvester

PLUS - interesting books to read and free printables, paper crafts, kid crafts, activities, and coloring pages.

Want more Holidays to celebrate? Click for our Index of Holiday Freebies

Image: The Night Before New Year's, by Natasha Wing (Author), Amy Wummer (Illustrator). Publisher: Grosset and Dunlap; 10/26/09 edition (November 25, 2009)New Year's Eve
-- In the Gregorian calendar, New Year's Eve (also known as Old Year's Day or Saint Sylvester's Day in many countries), the last day of the year, is on December 31st which is the seventh day of Christmastide. In many countries, New Year's Eve is celebrated at evening social gatherings, where many people dance, eat, drink alcoholic beverages, and watch or light fireworks to mark the new year. Some Christians attend a watchnight service. The celebrations generally go on past midnight into New Year's Day, January 1st. Source

Read: The Night Before New Year's
-- Another title in Natasha Wing's bestselling Night Before series! It's the night before New Year's, and the whole family is determined to stay up until midnight! Everyone is stocked up on sparkly streamers and festive party hats, but after a night filled with card games and too many cupcakes, the little ones are getting sleepy... Can they make it until the clock strikes twelve?

Image: New Year's Resolutions for Beginner Readers (Seasonal Easy Readers Book 14), by Ella May Woodman (Author). Publication Date: December 29, 2017New Year's Resolutions for Beginner Readers -- What will you do? Who will you be? Isn't it exciting? It's a new year, you see! This beginner reader offers resolution ideas for children which promote a growth mindset.

New Year's Eve -- New Year's Eve celebrates love, hope, forgiveness, second chances and fresh starts, with intertwining stories told amidst the pulse and promise of New York City.

New Year's Eve Coloring and Activity Books

Image: Auld Lang Syne: The New Year's Eve Song (Old Lang Syne) | New Year's Eve Music | November 2, 2010
Auld Lang Syne: New Year's Eve Song
Amazon Freebies:

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Free New Year's Eve apps

Free New Year's Eve games

Listen to New Year's Eve LPs with a Free Trial of Amazon Music Unlimited

Watch New Year's Eve Videos for Free with a Free Trial of Amazon Prime

Listen to New Year's Eve Audible books with Amazon Audible, and Get Two Free Audiobooks

Free Alexa Skills | New Year's Eve

Free Printables, Coloring Pages, Activities and Crafts:
New Year's Eve Countdown Collection
10 New Year's Eve Activities for Kids
New Year's Eve Invitation Templates (Free) | Greetings Island
Printable New Years Resolution List | Thirty Handmade Days
New Years Eve Printables | A Night Owl Blog
Free Printable New Year's Eve Reflection Questions | Artsy-Fartsy Mama
New Year's Eve Party Printables | The Bright Ideas Blog
New Years Counting I SPY Activity for Kids {FREE Printable Pages}
Free Printable: Family New Year Resolutions | Modern Parents Messy Kids
Free New Year's Eve Printable Party Package
New Year's Celebration Scripture Printables
New Year's Eve Archives | The Dating Divas
New Year's Eve Placemat and Party Hat | Mr Printables
New Year's Eve Countdown Goodie Bags | Hoosier Homemade
New Year's Eve Time Capsule and Printables | The Idea Room
Printable New Year's Eve Banner | The Idea Room
New Year's Eve Bingo Cards | Campfire Marshmallows
New Year's Eve Photo Booth Props | Free DIY Printable

National Champagne Day
- Celebrated by breaking open a bottle of bubbly! Most people need a good reason to drink champagne because it's more of a celebration drink but National Champagne Day is a holiday in itself which gives everyone an excuse to drink the bubbly!

First Nights
- First Night is an artistic and cultural celebration on New Year's Eve, taking place from afternoon until midnight. Some cities have all their events during the celebration outside, but some cities have events hosted indoors by organizations in the city, such as churches and theaters. Since it happens on New Year's Eve, First Night celebrations are actually held on the last night of the old year.

New Year's Resolutions
- New Year's Eve has always been a time for looking back to the past, and more importantly, forward to the coming year. It's a time to reflect on the changes we want (or need) to make, and resolve to follow through on those changes.

Make Up Your Mind Day
- A very decisive day. All during the year, you've put on hold, many issues and decisions. Eventually, they need to be resolved and decided upon. Well, today is the day. It's not a day to procrastinate. It's not a day to put off making a decision. If you are going to make up your mind this year, you'd better do it real soon. And, when you think about it, isn't it a great idea to clean the slate in advance of the new year!?

Leap Second Time Adjustment Day (1972)
- A leap second can be added or subtracted, twice a year to keep time in sync with the atomic clock time. The second is added or subtracted, at midnight on June 30th and December 31st. The leap-second system was first introduced in 1972.

World Peace Meditation Day
- World Peace Meditation Day is observed in recognition of the need for world peace. Meditate and find the peace lying within yourself.

You're All Done Day
- Done with those blissful (stressful?) holidays, done with the month of December, done with the whole doggone year! Pat yourself on the back and savor your year's accomplishments. And look forward to even more this coming year!

Unlucky Day
- Unlucky Day is today. We sincerely hope it's not unlucky for you. It will be unlucky for some people. It seems fitting Unlucky Day is the last day of the year. You get the chance to get all the bad things out of the way, do next year will be happy, healthy and prosperous.

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