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New Year's Eve in Poland

In each country New Year's Eve celebrated the night on 31 December to 1 January. People bless Old Year and they welcome New Year. This is the time which are organized balls. Characteristic in Poland are also fireworks and firecrackers. There are many concerts in big cities too. At 0.00 a.m. all the people toast and wishes "Happy New Year!". In Poland name-day celebrate Sylvester. In Poland name this holiday comes from the name of the Pope - Sylwester I.

The day of New Year is free of work. People stay at their homes and spend their time with family.