New Year in Belgium

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The New Year in Belgium has its own color and charm which reminds of the colonial essence and the rich culture of the Dutch capital. Belgium with its fine arts and architecture provides the right passion and sheer enthusiasm to the New Year celebration.

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The New Year in Belgium is celebrated on 1st January and is the time for greeting for the year ahead. It is also the time for bidding goodbye to the year passing by.


New Year in Belgium has the name of Saint Sylvester Vooravond eve which symbolizes it. The fundamental part of the New Year is the merrymaking with grandeur.

The time is laced with the vivacity as well as charm. People celebrate New Year in Belgium with sumptuous food, and classy wines.

There are smell of cakes, pastries and candles which idealizes the New Year in Belgium as one of the most important festivals in Belgium. There is good foot tapping at the dance floor and most of the restaurants and bars are filled with merry-making people. People celebrate till the morning after.

Children during this time save money to buy decorated paper which they use for writing holiday greetings to their parents and the god parents.

The motifs uses are golden cherubs and angels and colored roses as well as garlands ribbed with garlands. In the morning of New Year Day in Belgium, children read compositions.

At the stroke of midnight, the people of Belgium welcome the New Year with immense glee and ecstasy. People exchange gifts and offer good luck to each other and the time is spent with enthusiasm. The New Year in Belgium is the time to make promises and fresh hope which are cherished for a long time.