New Year is the most long-awaited holiday. Many people associate it with magic and gifts. First of all it is surrounded by the wonderful smell of tangerines and Christmas trees, which helps to create a festive mood. People of all ages truly believe that in New Year their goals and wishes will come true.
New Year is an international holiday, but in every country it is celebrated in many different ways and each family has their own traditions. For example, in Australia, people celebrate the New Year on the beach or go on picnics with friends. In Italy, the New Year begins on January 6. Here people believe in the good fairy Befana, who gives stars and gifts for everyone. In Israel, people at on the New Year eat only sweets and avoid bitter food. In Spain on this day there is a tradition to swallow one grape for every time the bell chimes and make a wish.
On New Year my family and I decorate the house and the Christmas tree and give each other gifts, wishing success in the New Year.
New Year’s Eve is my favorite holiday and I always look forward to it.