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New Year’s Day

New Year’s Day 2025 and 2026 in Gibraltar

Gibraltar 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.

New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day in Gibraltar are a bit of a mix between Spanish and UK culture and traditions. Not surprising, given it’s a British dependency on the tip of Spain!

You will find people in Gibraltar who honour the old Spanish tradition of devouring 12 grapes during the final 12 seconds of the year. Hot cocoa and Spanish churros are also a happy snack for many on a chilly 31 December as they wait out in the public square for the clock to hit twelve.

Previous Years

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