New Year’s Eve is one of favorite days for many people, also a spectacular global celebration to say goodbye to the current year and welcome New Year.
New Year is normally celebrated at midnight on December 31, the last day of the Gregorian calendar, when the transition from current year to New Year. In some of the world’s largest cities, a mesmerizing citywide parties, often featuring fireworks and music. Noise-making is a typical part of most cultural celebrations for the New Year, as is often said, “Let’s ring in the New Year!”
Parties aside, the impending New Year typically brings hope for a more prosperous and happy 365 days. There are also some fun facts and trivia associated with this celebration;
It’s tradition to ring in New Year’s with family and friends because the first people you see will either give you good luck or bad luck. So make sure to keep friends close and foes very far away!
The top three places to celebrate New Year’s Eve are Las Vegas, Disney World and of course, New York City.
Internationally, one of the biggest celebrations is in Sydney, Australia. More than 80,000 fireworks are set off from Sydney Harbour Bridge.
In Italy, people wear red underwear on New Year’s Day to bring good luck all year long.
In Japan, long buckwheat noodles symbolize long life.
In Colombia, Cuba and Puerto Rico, some families stuff a large doll, which is called Mr. Old Year, with memories from the past year. They also dress him in clothes from the outgoing year. At midnight, he is set ablaze, thus burning away the bad memories.
In the United States people eat black eye peas, cabbage, and ham on New Year’s Eve for good luck. Round foods, like doughnuts, are considered good luck in some cultures.
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