New Year’s Fun Facts

 
  • The first New Year’s celebrations dates back 4,000 years.
  • 45% of Americans make New Year’s resolutions.
  • Be sure to ear leafy greens on New Year’s because it will bring you prosperity.
  • Many people bring in the New Year by popping open a bottle of champagne.
  • About 1 million gather in New York City’s Times Square to watch the ball drop.
  • According to statistics, vehicles are stolen on New Year’s Day more than any other day.
  •  The traditional New Year’s song “Auld Lang Syne,” means, “times gone by.”
  • In Italy, people wear red underwear on New Year’s Day to bring good luck all year long.
  • Chinese New Year is celebrated the second full moon after the winter solstice.
  • Jewish New Year is called Rosh Hashanah and apples and honey are eaten.
  • In ancient Rome, the new year began on March 1.
 
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