I think the women in my family missed the 'you are suppose to wear white' notice. Besides the fact that people wear all white and the fireworks. Everything is pretty much the same. The fireworks are set off by people in their own backwards because they dont have a big firework show like we do in the States. There is still the big gathering of friends and family with the barbeque, the drinking of champaign at new year. Don't worry non-alcoholic for those not allowed or too young to drink it. It was super fun! Great Food!