Happy New Year!

Gott nytt år!

New year’s eve in Sweden: Party with friends, trerätters middag (= three course meal), filé of beef, lobster, champagne, fancy clothes, fire works, listening to the famous poem by Tennyson on TV from Skansen in Stockholm at midnight, read by the famous actor Jan Malmsjö, promising things that last till February (nyårslöfte)renovating the house (well, maybe not a wide spread tradition, but seems to happen quite a few years in our house) and skating.

Last year the kids could skate on the outside ice rink in the back yard, although this year with the mild weather, it’s good that it’s not too far to the indoor artificial ice.

Is the New Year tradition any different in your home country?