Guernsey 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.
As a popular holiday getaway location in the English Channel, Guernsey sees a good-sized influx of tourists in and around the turning of the year. There is plenty to do even if the weather isn’t as pleasant as during the summertime tourist rush.
You will find a number of scheduled New Year’s events such as fireworks, midnight countdown watches, and local parties both in homes and in the streets.
Guernsey is not the place for a “raucous” New Year celebration, but it does have its own special flavour and a lot of peace and quiet to offer. Locals and visitors alike find spending New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day a pleasant and memorable experience.
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