We're also so different, so I think it would be an interesting discussion to see how everyone celebrates the New Year, or even the holidays in general. So let's get the conversation going iahflyr, pluto77, erc, ks77, californian, profchiara, jakeal, bejacob, brightlybob, tommo781 The specified item was not found., communitymanagers, katiec.
In fact, I'll go first! In Hawaii, there are many different ways to celebrate the New Year. What most families do is have a party/get together filled with tons of great food being either homemade or store bought. But the similarities will usually end there, as most follow one or a couple of different ethnic traditions. In the Harada house, we have soba before midnight on the Eve and partake in different preparations of mochi (Japanese rice cake) including grilled with soy sauce and nori, fried and coated with kinako (soybean powder) and sugar, and even in ozone (soup)
あけましておめでとうございます(akemashite omedetou gozaimasu), Hau'oli Makahiki Hou, Happy New Years!