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WDC New Year's Eve celebrations December 2013, Cape Town (South Africa)

New Year’s Eve of design

The WDC New Year’s Eve of design is the kick-off celebration to the WDC Calendar Year. Held on the eve of the first official day of the WDC designation, the entire city is engaged in festivities to start the year of design off in style.

Originally an initiative developed by WDC Torino 2008, the ‘WDC New Year’s Eve of Design’ is a culmination of both local and international participation. Since its inception, it has gained immense popularity in terms of encouraging citizen pride, as well raising awareness about the programme of events for the year to come. It is the opening event to the WDC Calendar Year and sets the stage for the exciting year of design events to come.