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Fun Facts about New Year Celebration

To ring in the New Year in many Spanish-speaking countries, it is traditional to Eat a grape on each chime of the clock, leading up to midnight (12 grapes for the next calendar year). In medieval England, a flat cake was put on one of the horns of a COW in every farmyard. Traditional New Year foods held great significance years ago; anything with a round shape symbolized completing a year's cycle, and was thought to bring good luck. According to statistics from the National Insurance Crime Bureau more vehicles are stolen on New Year's Day than on any other holiday. Auld Lang Syne is sung at midnight to toast in the New Year. The song was composed by Robert Burns sometimes in the 1700's. The termmeans "old long ago" or fun facts Abaut New Tearcelebration The top New Year's resolutions are Weight loss and quitting smoking. By the second week of January, 25 percent of people abandon their resolutions. "the good old days." The celebration of the New Year is the oldest of all holidays. It was first observed in ancient Babylon about 4000 years ago. The ancient Greeks were the first to use a baby to signify the New Year; they paraded around in the streets with Julius Caesar was the first Over 1.5 million people witness the famous Sydney Harbour's New Year celebration. to set January 1st as the New Year. a baby in a basket. In medieval Europe the celebrations accompanying the new year were considered pagan and unChristian, In Italy, people Wear red underwearon New Year's Day to bring good luck in the coming year. A huge Time Ball is dropped at Times Square exactly at midnight to ring in the New Year. The Ball 12 feet (3.7 m) in diameter with a weight of 11,875 pounds (5,386 kg). Making New Year resolutions dates back to the Babylonians. On New Year's Eve, about 75% of American Parties are with 20 people or less. Copyright @ 2011-2012,

Fun Facts about New Year Celebration

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There are so many funny and interesting ways in which people around the world celebrate New Year.


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