New Year in Senegal ― Date, History, and Details

New Year in Senegal

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History of New Year in Senegal and How to Celebrate/ Observe It

In Senegal, New Year’s Eve is called Le Jour de l’An, or “The Day of the Year.” The day is celebrated with feasts and parties, and people stay up late to watch the sun rise on the new year. Fireworks are set off at midnight, and people exchange gifts and greetings. The holiday is a time for family and friends to get together and celebrate the start of a new year.