New Years Celebration, American style: Get trashed the night before. Everyone does it, everyone knows it, and you even get a holiday to deal with the hangover.
New Years Celebration, Korean style: Have a fancy brunch on New Years Day. Drink.
You know, I usually enjoy the culture when I visit my girlfriends family. But wow. My favorite part was when her mom secretly put some Irish Whiskey in my coke. After the worst hangover since ... new years 2003?