CALENDAR: What are Italy’s new Covid-19 rules over Christmas and New Year?
Italy

CALENDAR: What are Italy’s new Covid-19 rules over Christmas and New Year?

Italy is adding extra restrictions over Christmas and New Year, sending the country in and out of lockdown. Here's when the rules change.

LATEST: What are the rules in place across Spain at New Year?
Spain

LATEST: What are the rules in place across Spain at New Year?

Why do the Swedes watch Ivanhoe on New Year’s Day?
Sweden

Why do the Swedes watch Ivanhoe on New Year’s Day?

Ten resolutions to make the most of life in Spain in 2021
Spain

Ten resolutions to make the most of life in Spain in 2021

What changes about life in Norway in 2021?
Norway

What changes about life in Norway in 2021?

Bout of sciatica forces pope to skip New Year’s masses: Vatican
Italy

Bout of sciatica forces pope to skip New Year’s masses: Vatican

What changes about life in Italy in 2021?
Italy

What changes about life in Italy in 2021?

Here’s why Italians eat lentils on New Year’s Eve
Italy

Here’s why Italians eat lentils on New Year’s Eve

What do Norwegians do on New Year’s Eve?
Norway

What do Norwegians do on New Year’s Eve?

12 things you only get once you’ve celebrated Christmas and New Year in Austria
Austria

12 things you only get once you’ve celebrated Christmas and New Year in Austria

Why does Denmark go so crazy for New Year’s Eve fireworks?
Denmark

Why does Denmark go so crazy for New Year’s Eve fireworks?

Five Spanish New Year traditions to bring luck for 2021
Spain

Five Spanish New Year traditions to bring luck for 2021

Dinner for who? Sweden’s weirdest New Year’s Eve habit explained
Sweden

Dinner for who? Sweden’s weirdest New Year’s Eve habit explained

How Denmark’s New Year’s Eve traditions will be different in 2020
Denmark

How Denmark’s New Year’s Eve traditions will be different in 2020

What is allowed on New Year’s Eve in France?
France

What is allowed on New Year’s Eve in France?

10 ways to celebrate this New Year’s Eve like a German
Germany

10 ways to celebrate this New Year’s Eve like a German

EXPLAINED: Why the Spanish see in the New Year with 12 grapes
Spain

EXPLAINED: Why the Spanish see in the New Year with 12 grapes

The German words and phrases you need to know to survive the holidays
Germany

The German words and phrases you need to know to survive the holidays

How to celebrate New Year’s Eve like a Swede: six essential traditions
Sweden

How to celebrate New Year’s Eve like a Swede: six essential traditions

Denmark announces harsher punishments for fireworks offences
Denmark

Denmark announces harsher punishments for fireworks offences

Madrid bans traditional New Year’s Eve grape-eating celebration
Spain

Madrid bans traditional New Year’s Eve grape-eating celebration

Groups of 10 and no fireworks ban: German states propose Christmas and New Year rules
Germany

Groups of 10 and no fireworks ban: German states propose Christmas and New Year rules

How to celebrate Chinese New Year in Madrid
Spain

How to celebrate Chinese New Year in Madrid

228 injured by New Year fireworks in Denmark
Denmark

228 injured by New Year fireworks in Denmark

What’s the deal with the Danish Queen’s golden carriage ride through Copenhagen?
Denmark

What’s the deal with the Danish Queen’s golden carriage ride through Copenhagen?

Which supermarket in Spain offers the best Roscon de Reyes?
Spain

Which supermarket in Spain offers the best Roscon de Reyes?

New laws: Here’s what changes in Norway in 2020
Norway

New laws: Here’s what changes in Norway in 2020

New laws: Here’s what changes in Denmark in 2020
Denmark

New laws: Here’s what changes in Denmark in 2020

IN PICS: Berlin brings in 2020 with fireworks and winter bathing
Germany

IN PICS: Berlin brings in 2020 with fireworks and winter bathing

IN PICS: Paris brings in the 2020s with New Year light show
France

IN PICS: Paris brings in the 2020s with New Year light show

Should Norway ban fireworks on New Year’s Eve?
Norway

Should Norway ban fireworks on New Year’s Eve?

France to deploy 100,000 police officers to keep peace on New Year’s Eve
France

France to deploy 100,000 police officers to keep peace on New Year’s Eve

Why Danish PM is being criticized for ‘outdated’ immigration rhetoric prior to New Year speech
Denmark

Why Danish PM is being criticized for ‘outdated’ immigration rhetoric prior to New Year speech

Revealed: Germany’s most popular baby names
Germany

Revealed: Germany’s most popular baby names

German fireworks sales fizzle on climate anxiety
Germany

German fireworks sales fizzle on climate anxiety

Majority of Germans ‘back New Year’s Eve fireworks ban’
Germany

Majority of Germans ‘back New Year’s Eve fireworks ban’

What are ten of Germany’s most positive news stories from 2019?
Germany

What are ten of Germany’s most positive news stories from 2019?

Working in Germany over the festive period: What you need to know about the rules
Germany

Working in Germany over the festive period: What you need to know about the rules

Woman ‘shot to death’ in north Germany under cover of firework show
Germany

Woman ‘shot to death’ in north Germany under cover of firework show

Far-right ‘neighbourhood defence groups’ patrol Bavarian town after asylum seeker attack
Germany

Far-right ‘neighbourhood defence groups’ patrol Bavarian town after asylum seeker attack

Danish PM laments ‘break-up’ of peaceful world in New Year speech
Denmark

Danish PM laments ‘break-up’ of peaceful world in New Year speech

In Pictures: French revellers take chilly seaside dip to celebrate the New Year
France

In Pictures: French revellers take chilly seaside dip to celebrate the New Year

The best places to celebrate New Year’s Eve across Sweden in 2018
Sweden

The best places to celebrate New Year’s Eve across Sweden in 2018

Twelve epic festivals in Spain to attend in 2020
Spain

Twelve epic festivals in Spain to attend in 2020

8 events not to miss in Germany this December
Germany

8 events not to miss in Germany this December

Ten must-read articles to understand Swedish Christmas
Sweden

Ten must-read articles to understand Swedish Christmas

Man takes taxi from Copenhagen to Oslo, runs from fare

Man takes taxi from Copenhagen to Oslo, runs from fare

Pull down ghettos and relocate residents: Danish PM in New Year speech
Denmark

Pull down ghettos and relocate residents: Danish PM in New Year speech

Injury toll from NYE fireworks rises
Italy

Injury toll from NYE fireworks rises

Danish man in ‘critical’ condition after New Year champagne bottle injury
Denmark

Danish man in ‘critical’ condition after New Year champagne bottle injury

Romans brave chilly Tiber for New Year plunge
Italy

Romans brave chilly Tiber for New Year plunge

German New Year firecrackers kill two
Germany

German New Year firecrackers kill two

Same procedure as last year? How to celebrate New Year’s Eve Danish style
Denmark

Same procedure as last year? How to celebrate New Year’s Eve Danish style

‘I’m actually satisfied with my life’: Berliners wish for the simple things in 2018
Germany

‘I’m actually satisfied with my life’: Berliners wish for the simple things in 2018

Where to celebrate New Year with fireworks
Switzerland

Where to celebrate New Year with fireworks

Here is what 2018 has in store for Germany
Germany

Here is what 2018 has in store for Germany

How German cities are increasing police presence on New Year’s Eve
Germany

How German cities are increasing police presence on New Year’s Eve

Where to watch the New Year’s Eve fireworks in Sweden
Sweden

Where to watch the New Year’s Eve fireworks in Sweden

Italy steps up security for Christmas and New Year’s crowds
Italy

Italy steps up security for Christmas and New Year’s crowds

Why are hundreds of cars burned in France on New Year’s Eve?
France

Why are hundreds of cars burned in France on New Year’s Eve?

In pictures: Spanish village welcomes 2017 with crazy costume carnival
Spain

In pictures: Spanish village welcomes 2017 with crazy costume carnival

Ban on rocket fireworks proposed in Sweden after New Year’s chaos
Sweden

Ban on rocket fireworks proposed in Sweden after New Year’s chaos

Drinking costs more, repairs cost less: Sweden’s 2017 law changes
Sweden

Drinking costs more, repairs cost less: Sweden’s 2017 law changes

El Corte Inglés has hidden gold ingots inside traditional Roscón cakes
Spain

El Corte Inglés has hidden gold ingots inside traditional Roscón cakes

Final tally: 267 injured on New Year’s Eve in Denmark
Denmark

Final tally: 267 injured on New Year’s Eve in Denmark

This is what has changed in Germany since January 1st
Germany

This is what has changed in Germany since January 1st

What will change in France in 2017
France

What will change in France in 2017

‘2016 was a crappy year, but here’s why there’s hope’
Sweden

‘2016 was a crappy year, but here’s why there’s hope’

IN PICS: The French hit the beach for New Year’s Day
France

IN PICS: The French hit the beach for New Year’s Day

France sees 650 cars torched on New Year’s Eve
France

France sees 650 cars torched on New Year’s Eve

New Swiss president calls for cohesion in New Year address
Switzerland

New Swiss president calls for cohesion in New Year address

Op ed: New Year ruminations and firework impressions
Austria

Op ed: New Year ruminations and firework impressions

Europe parties ring in New Year despite terror jitters

Europe parties ring in New Year despite terror jitters

Madrid party square appears in suspected jihadists’ video
Spain

Madrid party square appears in suspected jihadists’ video

Madrid bans large trucks from city centre over terrorist fears
Spain

Madrid bans large trucks from city centre over terrorist fears

7-year-old badly injured after friend puts firework down top
Germany

7-year-old badly injured after friend puts firework down top

France’s 2017 calendar full of long weekends
France

France’s 2017 calendar full of long weekends

Clear skies and colder temperatures for the New Year
Austria

Clear skies and colder temperatures for the New Year

Julie Andrews hosts PBS’ From Vienna: The New Year’s Celebration
Austria

Julie Andrews hosts PBS’ From Vienna: The New Year’s Celebration

Ten things that will change in Sweden in 2017
Sweden

Ten things that will change in Sweden in 2017

Ten resolutions to make the most of life in Spain in 2018
Spain

Ten resolutions to make the most of life in Spain in 2018

How to celebrate New Year’s Eve like an Austrian
Austria

How to celebrate New Year’s Eve like an Austrian

How to greet 2017 like a true Dane
Denmark

How to greet 2017 like a true Dane

How to celebrate New Year’s Eve in Spain
Spain

How to celebrate New Year’s Eve in Spain

Five Spanish New Year traditions to bring you luck for 2017
Spain

Five Spanish New Year traditions to bring you luck for 2017

Swiss warned over importing fireworks
Switzerland

Swiss warned over importing fireworks

Police with machine guns to secure Berlin New Year fest
Germany

Police with machine guns to secure Berlin New Year fest

The best places to celebrate New Year in Sweden
Sweden

The best places to celebrate New Year in Sweden

Bikini cops to sex pigs: The most incredible Swedish stories of 2016
Sweden

Bikini cops to sex pigs: The most incredible Swedish stories of 2016

Seven New Year’s resolutions for expats in Italy
Italy

Seven New Year’s resolutions for expats in Italy

The weirdest German New Year’s Eve habit you’ve never heard of
Germany

The weirdest German New Year’s Eve habit you’ve never heard of

Man on trial in Germany for New Year’s sex assault
Germany

Man on trial in Germany for New Year’s sex assault

Big rise in sex offence reports at Cologne Karneval
Germany

Big rise in sex offence reports at Cologne Karneval

Cologne opens Karneval on edge after sex attacks
Germany

Cologne opens Karneval on edge after sex attacks

First suspect arrested after Cologne sexual assaults
Germany

First suspect arrested after Cologne sexual assaults

Criminal complaints in Cologne rise to 561
Germany

Criminal complaints in Cologne rise to 561

Berlin zoo elephant baby is actually a boy
Germany

Berlin zoo elephant baby is actually a boy

‘Our kids were banned from Madrid Magi parade for being Catholic’
Spain

‘Our kids were banned from Madrid Magi parade for being Catholic’

Paris hotels report slump ahead of sober New Year
France

Paris hotels report slump ahead of sober New Year

The Swedish stories that made us smile in 2015
Sweden

The Swedish stories that made us smile in 2015

Paris set for quiet night on New Year’s Eve
France

Paris set for quiet night on New Year’s Eve

Leave NYE fireworks to women: Fire service
Norway

Leave NYE fireworks to women: Fire service

What’s on in Spain: The best New Year events across the country
Spain

What’s on in Spain: The best New Year events across the country

Beaver death sparks fear over festive fireworks
Germany

Beaver death sparks fear over festive fireworks

The best New Year’s Eve events across France
France

The best New Year’s Eve events across France

Germany’s 10 biggest stories of 2015
Germany

Germany’s 10 biggest stories of 2015

Red pants, smashed plates and bingo: Six reasons Italian New Year is awesome
Italy

Red pants, smashed plates and bingo: Six reasons Italian New Year is awesome

Deadly firework found at Copenhagen daycare
Denmark

Deadly firework found at Copenhagen daycare

Man jailed for selling deadly fireworks
Denmark

Man jailed for selling deadly fireworks

‘Warzone’ Berlin New Year video goes viral
Germany

‘Warzone’ Berlin New Year video goes viral

France sees drop in New Year car-burning rituals
France

France sees drop in New Year car-burning rituals

PM defends her record in New Year’s speech
Denmark

PM defends her record in New Year’s speech

At least four Danes die in New Year’s celebrations
Denmark

At least four Danes die in New Year’s celebrations

Queen bids refugees welcome in New Year’s address
Denmark

Queen bids refugees welcome in New Year’s address

Swedes join New Year’s Day icy dip trend
Sweden

Swedes join New Year’s Day icy dip trend

How to celebrate New Year’s Eve like a Dane
Denmark

How to celebrate New Year’s Eve like a Dane

What changed in France on January 1st?
France

What changed in France on January 1st?

Weird Austrian New Year traditions
Austria

Weird Austrian New Year traditions

Rome fireworks seized in New Year blitz
Italy

Rome fireworks seized in New Year blitz

‘The Hoff’ to star in NYE at Brandenburg Gate
Germany

‘The Hoff’ to star in NYE at Brandenburg Gate

How to party with Italians this Christmas
Italy

How to party with Italians this Christmas

Frenchwoman spends New Year locked in toilet
France

Frenchwoman spends New Year locked in toilet

Police free boy, 6, from parents’ sexy handcuffs
Germany

Police free boy, 6, from parents’ sexy handcuffs

Chinese lanterns face ban in Norway
Norway

Chinese lanterns face ban in Norway

UFO experts ready for rice lantern surge
Sweden

UFO experts ready for rice lantern surge

Ten ways to celebrate New Year like a German
Germany

Ten ways to celebrate New Year like a German

Man kills himself with illegal firework
Germany

Man kills himself with illegal firework

One million kick off 2012 at Brandenburg Gate
Germany

One million kick off 2012 at Brandenburg Gate

New Year’s party goes out of control
Germany

New Year’s party goes out of control

Politicians call on unemployed not to buy fireworks
Germany

Politicians call on unemployed not to buy fireworks

Left-wing violence on streets of Hamburg
Germany

Left-wing violence on streets of Hamburg

New Year’s freeze expected
Germany

New Year’s freeze expected

Boy fights for life after firework blast
Sweden

Boy fights for life after firework blast

Swedish singles shun New Year revelry
Sweden

Swedish singles shun New Year revelry

Search continues for missing man
Sweden

Search continues for missing man

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Sweden

Missing man returns home in Dalarna

Sweden starts 2010 in typically messy fashion
Sweden

Sweden starts 2010 in typically messy fashion

Woman freezes to death inside Swedish castle
Sweden

Woman freezes to death inside Swedish castle

Fiery end for youth’s ill-fated firework run
Sweden

Fiery end for youth’s ill-fated firework run

Rowdy start to the new year in Sweden
Sweden

Rowdy start to the new year in Sweden

Swedish teen shells out for giant lobster
Sweden

Swedish teen shells out for giant lobster

Keep teens away from fireworks, experts warn
Sweden

Keep teens away from fireworks, experts warn

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France

Frenchwoman spends New Year trapped in store

Petrol sales limited to cut New Year car torchings
France

Petrol sales limited to cut New Year car torchings

Merkel urges Germans to meet terror with freedom and openness
Germany

Merkel urges Germans to meet terror with freedom and openness

Cologne woman reports pregnancy after NYE rape
Germany

Cologne woman reports pregnancy after NYE rape

Germany tightens rape law in wake of Cologne assaults
Germany

Germany tightens rape law in wake of Cologne assaults

Cologne faces inquiry into NYE sexual assaults
Germany

Cologne faces inquiry into NYE sexual assaults

Reports of three refugees in Cologne attacks ‘wrong’
Germany

Reports of three refugees in Cologne attacks ‘wrong’

Cover-up claim over NYE mass sexual assaults
Germany

Cover-up claim over NYE mass sexual assaults

Merkel calls for unity and openness in 2016
Germany

Merkel calls for unity and openness in 2016

The kebab pizza is Sweden’s favourite
Sweden

The kebab pizza is Sweden’s favourite

Merkel confident despite expecting 2012 troubles
Germany

Merkel confident despite expecting 2012 troubles

Merkel urges euro-faith in New Year’s address
Germany

Merkel urges euro-faith in New Year’s address

Merkel warns of bumpy economy in 2010
Germany

Merkel warns of bumpy economy in 2010