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Survey: Most young people go out on New Year's Eve

One of 10 young Slovaks hasn't decided where to spend New Year's Eve yet, according to an online survey carried out among 15-25 year olds by GfK Slovakia, company representative Daniela Čekovská told the TASR newswire on December 18.

One of 10 young Slovaks hasn't decided where to spend New Year's Eve yet, according to an online survey carried out among 15-25 year olds by GfK Slovakia, company representative Daniela Čekovská told the TASR newswire on December 18.

Most of the respondents plan to go out to celebrate New Year's Eve, mainly at cottages in the countryside. Others will celebrate in the streets or squares where celebrations are traditionally organised. Some will spend New Year's Eve in a pub or similar venue or will visit friends. Only two out of five respondents are planning to stay at home.

If young Slovaks could choose, their dream place to spend New Year's Eve would be somewhere abroad, particularly in a large city – the most popular choices being New York, Paris or Dubai. Also among the favourite places are tourist resorts in the mountains, especially the Alps. However, most young people won't combine celebrations and skiing trips. Only one of four respondents plans to do some sports or go skiing.

Almost 40 percent of respondents are buying fireworks. Young Slovaks are looking forward to New Year's Eve, which is seen as an opportunity to have fun with their friends and enjoy good food and drink. Most of the respondents are ushering in the New Year with friends, partners or their families. Those that are spending New Year's Eve away from home will send text messages, which 60 percent of young people now use to wish their friends and relatives a Happy New Year. TASR

Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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