On the evening of December 31st, people gather in one another's homes, in clubs, in pubs, in restaurants, and hotels, in dance halls and institutes, to "see the New Year in".
On New Year's Day all English schoolchildren make New Year resolutions. They make up lists of shortcomings which they intend to correct. The children, their mothers and fathers, and their friends laugh and have a good time when they read them. The children promise to keep them.