'On the Eve of' the coming new yearToday is New Years Eve. 'Eve' when used as a phrase means the day that precedes a major event, celebration or festival.
On the first day of our creation, many believe that there was darkness(night), then light(day). Similarly, on Christmas Eve, many traditional people still celebrate it as the evening of the birth of Jesus. Th practice of celebrating New year's eve dates back to pre Christian Era.The current widely used English calendar was introduced by Pope Gregory XIII in 1582. It was slowly embraced in Europe and in 1752, England and USA started following it. The other countries or races continued practising their own calendars, hence each having a different new year day.
On New Year's Eve, people take a trip down memory lane, think of all that has happened in the last one year and prepare with hope and expectation to welcome the new year. Practically, it gives us a chance to think of any last minute jobs, preparations to be done, list of people to be met or wished, gifts to be bought etc.
So, members and visitors, 'On the eve of' the coming year, think along the last few lines and prepare to welcome the New year.