Somalia 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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Note: New Year’s Day is observed in Somaliland only.
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.
Somalia does not observe Christmas as a national holiday, but people do observe 21 December as December Solstice Day. The period between December solstice and 1 January becomes a generally festive time of year.
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