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Belgian New Years Customs: In Belgium, New Years Eve is called Sint Sylvester Vooranvond, Saint Sylvester Eve. The réveillon, or New Years Eve family party is thrown. At midnight everyone kisses, exchanges good luck greetings, and drinks toasts to absent relatives and friends. The cities, cafés, and restaurants are crowded with people who bid farewell to the Old Year.
New Years Day (Nieuwjaarsdag)
Children save money to buy decorated paper for writing holiday greetings to parents and god parents. Motifs are golden cherubs and angels, colored roses, and ribbon tied garlands. On New Years morning the children read their compositions. (6)