Many people like to ring in the New Year according to long-held traditions. But those traditions vary widely from country to country across Europe.
There are customs and traditions everywhere in the world. They are firmly anchored in their local cultures. Every region, every small town has its own traditions, so it's almost impossible to know all of them..
Europeans celebrate a wide variety of New Year's Eve traditions. From Scotland to Turkey, here are the most remarkable customs to ring in the New Year.
New Year's Eve should be a firework-free celebration to protect the environment, says Germany's environment agency. About 4,500 tons of fine dust will be blown into the country's skies to ring in 2019.
You hear the title, you hear the song — the one recently revisited on "Stranger Things." But before the 1980s hit film, there was Michael Ende's bestselling book, published 40 years ago. Here's why it's still a classic.
The six finalists for the top literary award in the English-speaking world have been revealed. Veteran authors Margaret Atwood and Salman Rushdie have already picked up the Booker Prize in the past.
With Bonn the epicenter of the Beethoven anniversary year 2020, the festival in the composer's hometown mounts a calmer, nuanced program in the current season.
Even 30 years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, the subject has lost none of its topicality. "Walking Through Walls" in Berlin's Martin-Gropius-Bau is a contemporary response to the subject of confinement.
Cloud gaming is one trend in the spotlight of this year's Gamescom, the world's top games trade show. Google's new platform, Stadia, could completely change the industry. Here's what cloud gaming is all about.
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