EL Civics for ESL Students
New Year's Lesson

New Year's Lesson

by www.elcivics.com

New Year's Day is the first day of a new year which is January 1. New Year's is a national holiday, so schools, banks, post offices, and government buildings are closed. People celebrate New Year's by attending parties and staying awake until midnight on New Year's Eve. New Year's Eve is the night before New Year's. At midnight on New Year's Eve, party goers blow noisemakers, throw confetti, and kiss their partner. Some cities have firework displays. Times Square in New York City has a famous New Year's countdown just before midnight. At exactly midnight a large ball covered with lights slides down a pole. (3 pages)

New Year's Day

What is New Year's?

  • It is the first day of a new year, and it is always on January 1.

  • New Year's Day is a national holiday. Schools, banks, post offices, government buildings, and many stores are closed on New Year's.


New Year's Resolution

What is a New Year's resolution?

  • A New Year's resolution is a promise you make to yourself.

  • January 1st is a good time to think about changes you want to make in your life.


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