New Year’s Eve

Canadians celebrate New Year’s Eve in many ways. Here are some of the most popular traditions.


People count down to midnight. They count from 10 to zero. At midnight they
wish each other “Happy New Year!”

Many cities set off fireworks at the end of the countdown. People go outside and
bang pots and pans.

New Year’s kiss

Couples often kiss at midnight. The tradition comes from Germany.

New Year’s resolution

Many people think of the new year as a new start. They set goals for themselves.

These are called resolutions. Often people set goals to be healthy and save money.

Adapted from Time• Photo: Unsplash/Mohammed Shamaa