Newfie New Year’s Eve


When we moved to Vancouver Island, friends introduced us to the Newfie New Year’s Eve party which consists of five easy steps.

  1. Gather at a central location (usually a friend’s house) at 5 pm,
  2. Enjoy appetizers and cocktails at 5:15 pm,
  3. Dine at 6 pm,
  4. Toasts, hugs, kisses, cheers, general hooting and hollering at 7:30 pm.
  5. Be home tucked safely in bed by 9 pm.

Why the festivities at 7:30 pm?

Why, because it’s midnight in Newfoundland.


Happy NY


12 comments on “Newfie New Year’s Eve

  1. Okay, you got me. Cute. I thought it was going to be another joke on Newfoundland and instead it was a joke on me. It’s about time a round went to them. Have a wonderful new year, my dear Canadian friend.

  2. We celebrate at 11:00 pm because it’s New years in Alberta and most of our family and friends are there. Celebrating Newfoundland time is brilliant! Happy New year and all the best for 2014!

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