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Not all English people celebrate New Year. Those who do celebrate it on the 31st of December. A lot of people go to Trafalgar Square to see the Christmas tree. They have a New Year party at home. On that day they wish their dearest and nearest a “Happy New Year”. When Big Ben strikes twelve they drink a toast to the New Year.
In America people celebrate New Year, too. They visit their relatives and friends or have parties at home.
English and American people often make New Year’s resolutions – they are promises for the New Year.
Children make New Year’s resolutions, too. This is what Phil, an English boy, wrote: “I often make resolutions but I don’t keep them. This year I am going:
- to help Mum about the house;
- to be nice to my little sister;
- to do exercises every morning;
- not to be late for school;
- to go to the swimming pool every day.
My Mum isn’t going to eat chocolates, bread or spaghetti. Dad is going to play tennis every day. My Mum and Dad usually keep their resolutions but I don’t.”
And what about you? Do you make New Year’s resolutions? Do you always keep them?
Sam: I’ve got a New Year’s resolution. I can easily keep it.
Mum: What is it?
Sam: I am not going to make any more New Year’s resolutions.
Here's wishing you more happiness
Than all my words can tell,
Not just alone for New Years Eve
But for all the year as well.