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New Year’s Day

New Year’s Day 2025 and 2026 in Eswatini

Eswatini celebrates New Year’s Day with a public holiday every 1 January, as does most of the rest of the world. However, the celebrations really begin on New Year’s Eve and reach a high point with the turning of the clock from 11:59pm on 31 December to midnight on 1 January.

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New Year’s Day is a time of resolutions and starting fresh for some, while for others it is spent recovering from a big, late night spent with friends and family.

Africa widely follows the Gregorian Calendar, and even in places with Islamic or traditional calendars, “Western“ New Year’s Day is normally still celebrated.

Most people in Eswatini celebrate with private parties, lots of delicious food, and perhaps the making of some New Year’s resolutions. New Year’s Eve and Day are down-to-earth and family-oriented.

Previous Years

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