5 Fun New Year’s Eve Facts You Never Knew
Can you believe it? Tomorrow is the first day of 2018! New Year’s Eve is one of the favorite celebration days for many of us because it’s a time for celebration, personal reflection from the past year, and hope for a more prosperous one to come. In the spirit of fun and a great New Year, here are 5 fun New Year’s Eve facts you never knew.
1.) New Year’s Day is the oldest celebrated holiday. The first New Year was celebrated 4,000 years ago by the ancient Babylonians.
2.) In Italy, people wear red underwear on New Year’s Day to bring good luck all year long.
3.) The traditional New Year’s song, “Auld Lang Syne,” means, “times gone by.”
4.) In the U.S., a kiss at the stroke of midnight signifies the purification into the New Year, and making deafening noise is said to drive away evil spirits
5.) The famous Time Square New Year’s Eve Ball weighs 11,875 pounds, is twelve feet in diameter and is adorned with 2,668 Waterford crystals.
Regardless of the traditions of New Year’s past, the holiday symbolizes something different and personal for everyone. So however you choose to welcome 2018, Crystal Creek Builders wishes you and yours a safe and Happy New Year!
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