New Year's Eve Celebrations are as old as the holiday itself, and it's hard to believe that we're so deep into the 21st century already.
In the Gregorian calendar, New Year’s Eve in many countries, the last day of the year, is on December 31. 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 people attend a watch night service. The celebrations generally go on past midnight into January 1 (New Year’s Day).
Here, we collected some fun and interesting images from New Year's Eve celebrations past. See how the famous, as well as the rest of us, have celebrated the day in decades past.
Scroll down, and take a look at yesteryear. Wishing you all a very happy New Year!
|A barman on duty at the cocktail bar of Hector's Devonshire Restaurant in London on New Years Eve is seen preparing a cocktail. Shaken not stirred, 1930. (Sasha, Getty Images)|
|A couple ring in the New Year with party blowers and streamers, circa 1930. (FPG, Getty Images)|
|Revelers at the Piccadilly Restaurant, London, celebrating the New Year, 1931. (Sasha, Getty Images)|
|New Year's Eve revelers at the Piccadilly Hotel in London. December 31, 1931. (Sasha, Getty Images)|
|American actress Clara Bow holds up a large card while actor Larry Gray inscribes a New Year's greeting with a giant pen, 1935. (General Photographic Agency, Getty Images)|
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