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History of Watch Night Services: Happy New Year!

The History of Watchnight Service: Who is going to attend a WATCH NIGHT service TONIGHT? New Years Eve WATCH NIGHT service is an Afro-American tradition. WATCH NIGHT can be traced back to December 31, 1862, also known as “Freedom’s Eve.” The service usually begins around 10:00 PM and ends after midnight with the entrance of the New Year. On the first WATCH NIGHT, people … Read More History of Watch Night Services: Happy New Year!