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    In South Africa they ring in the New Year with church bells ringing and gunshots being fired.

    For those in the Cape Province New Year's Day and Second New Year's Day are full of a carnival atmosphere as there are carnivals where people dress in colorful costumes and dance in streets to the sound of drums.

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    In the Mandigo tribe of Sierra Leone the celebration of the New Year comes at the seed-sowing time and lasts a day and a half. This is at the end of the dry season, when temperatures have evaporated the water from the streams and rivers, scorched the grass and stopped most plant growth. Then comes the wet bringing forth new life.

    They clean their houses and sweep their yards, troughs and new utensils are made to receive the new water.

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    Egyptian New Year This is a link to fathertimes.net.

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