New Year's Day

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When Celebrated

Always on January 1st


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About the Holiday

Happy New Year!! New Year's Day is a celebration that honors the ushering in of a new year. This holiday is celebrated beginning on December 31st, New Year's Eve, with a countdown to midnight when people cheer, kiss, and sing "Auld Lang Syne." New Year's Eve is celebrated in different ways one significant celebration is in Times Square in New York City, where millions gather to wait for the dropping of the ball. New Years is a time for reflection on the year that has passed and is a day that many people make New Year's resolution to change areas of their lives that need improvement. The following are a few of the superstitions that are associated with New Year's...

  1. Kissing at Midnight -- Many people believe that you are to kiss the person that is dearest to you, such as your spouse or boyfriend/girlfriend, to insure that your connection will last throughout the new year.
  2. New Year's Babies -- Babies that are born on New Year's Day are called New Year's Babies and it is believed that they will always have good luck.
  3. New Year's Day Meal -- There are several different food superstitions from all over the world. Some include eating cooked greens, like cabbage, collards, kale and chard. These greens look like folded-up money, thus representing economic fortune. Also it's traditional in the southern part of the United States to eat black-eyed peas, which is thought to bring good luck.

Gift Guidelines

  • Calendars
  • Champagne
  • Cook a traditional New Year's Day Meal

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