Venice: New Year’s Greeting on Lido Beach
January 1, 2025
An event every year that begins at 12:00 am on day 1 of January, repeating indefinitely
Welcome the New Year with an invigorating dip in the freezing waters along Venice’s Lido Beach…or at least join more than 2000 onlookers while you watch others splashing their way into the New Year from 11 am – 1:30 pm on New Year’s Day. The day starts with a Viennese waltz, and concludes with a hearty, warming meal of wine, cotechino (sausage) and lenticchie (lentils, which are traditionally eaten for wealth in the New Year, as the lentils look like the many coins that you hope to acquire in the new year!)
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