South Sudan 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.
South Sudan’s holiday calendar also has 24, 25, and 26 December as official holidays. Thus, a big Christmas break is the prelude to a festive New Year’s celebration less than a week later. After a 50-year struggle for independence, starting a new year as a free nation is a big deal for those in South Sudan.
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