Almost all cultures celebrate the end of one year and the beginning of another in some way. Different cultures celebrate the beginning of a new year in different ways, and at different t_____1____ on the calendar.
In Western countries, people usually celebrate New Year at midnight on December 31st-January 1st. People may go to parties, sometimes dressed in formal（正式的）clothes, and the may drink champagne（香槟）at midnight. D_____2____ the first minutes of the new year, people cheer and wish each other happiness for the year ahead. But some cultures prefer to celebrate the new year b_____3____ waking up early to watch the sun rise. They welcome the new year with the f_____4____ light of the sunrise.
Many cultures also do special things to get rid of（摆脱）bad l_____5____ at the beginning of a new year. For example, in Ecuador, families make a big doll from old clothes. The doll is filled with old newspapers and firecrackers. At midnight, these dolls are burned to show the bad things from the past year are gone a_____6____ the new year can start afresh（重新）. Other common traditions to keep away bad luck in a new year include throwing things i_____7____ rivers or the ocean, or saying special things on the first day of the new year.
Other New Year traditions are followed to b_____8____ good luck in the new year. One widespread Spanish tradition for good luck is to eat grapes on New Year’s Day. The more grapes a person eats, the more good luck the person will have in the year. In France, people eat pancakes f_____9____ good luck at New Year. In the United States, some people eat black-eyed peans for good luck-but to get good luck for a w_____1____ year you have to eat 365 of them!
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