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New Year in Turkey[edit]

"Numerous decorations and customs traditionally associated with Christmas and Bayrams find a secular translation in Turkish New Year's Eve celebrations, where homes and streets are lit up in glittering lights as well as various traditional Turkish aesthetic practices"

There isn't any traditional Turkish decoration in New Year. Many people decorate Christmas Trees, but they call it "New Year Tree", so this can also be added to this section.

Also it is said that "Zante currant-pimento-dill iç pilav dish, dolma, hot börek, baklava and various other eggplant dishes, topped with warm pide, salep and boza." are preffered in New Year dinners in Turkey. However, most people prefer eating turkey or at least chicken in New Year, maybe baklava can be ate but no one eats eggplant dish or pide. The celebrations in Turkey are mostly like Christmas, except the religious way of it.

German section mistake[edit]

"Traditionally jelly filled doughnuts with and with out liquor fillings are eaten. An finally a tiny marzipan pig is consumed for more good luck."

This is false. Nobody in Germany eats traditionally doughnuts or tiny marzipan pig at new Years Eve. What is the source for that ?

I don´t know of that traditions either, but I figured that maybe down in bavaria people would be more likely to eat marzipan or "gefüllte Krapfen", for that matter. Could someone from southgermany please have a look at this? Because I am pretty sure that in NRW and northern from there nobody does this.

RFC in Brazil[edit]

As a brazilian, resident of Rio de Janeiro, I should mention several innacuracies in Brazil's New Year's Party. We do not eat grapes as a custom (lentils, maybe); We wear colors with meanings for what we wish for the upcoming year, and White simbolizes peace, not good luck. Yellow or gold is worn a lot as well, symbolizing wealth. [1] [2] Saying New Year's day marks the beginning of the summer holidays is not right. People do not stop working. It marks the beginning of summer in an abstract sense. The Corrida de São Silvestre is not a marathon (it's a 15km race [3]), and it happens on the morning of the 31st which should be indicated so it does not create confusion. The mentioning of wasing in saltwater and jumping seven waves is useful, for it means cleansing the sould from bad spirits and harmful thoughts from others. [4]

(Sorry for press links in portuguese, this is more like oral tradition)

Jeihot 12:27, 31 December 2013 (UTC)  — Preceding unsigned comment added by Jeihot (talkcontribs)  

New Year in Macedonia[edit]

The last two sentences in the section Macedonia under Europe: " New Year in Macedonia celebrated as it starts the new year 2014.Mouth are displaced.". What are they supposed to mean? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Stefan Stojkovski (talkcontribs) 15:07, 31 December 2013 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 2 January 2014[edit]

The 'songs' section of your 'new year's eve' article could include the 1891 English music hall song "The Miner's Dream of Home" and two traditional scottish Hogmanay songs "A Guid New Year" and "Here's to the Year that's awa".

Brdlwrd (talk) 01:18, 2 January 2014 (UTC)

Belgian section[edit]

A lot of the content in the Belgian section is dubious, and the reference page given for the farmers wishing their animals a happy new year doesn't even mention this "fact". 213.119.26.53 (talk) 04:00, 28 January 2014 (UTC)

Lead image[edit]

The current lead image does not properly illustrate the subject per our image use guidelines and I recommend replacing it with one that actually illustrates people celebrating NYE in an explicit and unambiguous way. The current image shows some boats, pretty lights, and a bridge, but doesn't illustrate the subject appropriately. Viriditas (talk) 02:29, 9 May 2014 (UTC)

  1. ^ http://imirante.globo.com/namira/noticias/2013/12/29/veja-aqui-o-significado-das-cores-para-o-ano-novo.shtml
  2. ^ http://zerohora.clicrbs.com.br/rs/vida-e-estilo/noticia/2013/12/amor-prosperidade-saude-saiba-o-significado-de-cada-cor-para-o-reveillon-4375592.html
  3. ^ http://www.saosilvestre.com.br/regulamento-eng
  4. ^ http://www.brazilplanet.info/Noticias/AnoNovo_No_Brasil_Entre_Rituais_E_Tradicoes.kl