New Year is the celebration of a lot of enthusiasm, a lot of fun, hell lot of resolutions with the barrel of booze and amazing plates full of delicacies. New Year is approaching, a great time when millions of people will celebrate with food, booze, new resolutions or even a kiss as the clock strikes 12. In the Gregorian calendar, New Year’s Eve is the last day of the year which is on December 31. It is one of the most happening times of the whole year. | Interesting Facts about New Year 2019 Celebration |
Amazing and Interesting Facts about New Year 2019 Celebration
New Year Celebrations are not to this generation. The concept actually dates back to 200 BC when the Mesopotamians used to celebrate the New Year.
‘Auld Lang Syne’ is traditionally sung at the midnight of New Year’s Eve. It was written by a Scottish poet Robert Burns in 1788. The word Auld Lang Syne means ‘times gone by’.
In Korea and some other Asian countries, when you are born, you are considered one year old and everyone’s age increases one year on New Year.
The ancient Hawaiian New Year was four months long, the war was forbidden, people stopped working and the people spent time dancing, feasting and having a good time.
The month of January derives its name from a two-faced God named Janus. Janus’ one face looked forward while the other looked backward.
The dropping of the New Year Ball is actually a pretty new tradition that started only in 1907. Though currently, the ball is made of Waterford Crystal, it is originally made of wood and iron.