New Year’s Day is a holiday in Zimbabwe as part of celebrations that start 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.
Zimbabwe welcomes the new year in style. In fact, it’s one of the biggest events on the annual holiday calendar. It’s a time when there’s a party or other festive event around every corner and at all hours of the day and night.
City streets, homes, and businesses are all lit up and decorated profusely for New Year’s Eve in Zimbabwe. Harare, the capital and largest city, is especially well decked out, but the whole country is dutifully adorned.
Aside from family meals and parties with friends, there are huge crowds that gather for live concerts, plays, and cultural performances. Modern music stars from all genres make their appearance and rally their fans up till the stroke of midnight, when fireworks suddenly light up the night sky.