New Years Day History
The History of New Years Day
New Years celebration is one of the oldest holiday celebrations that is still
celebrated today. Ancient Babylon was first to celebrate New Years about
4000 years ago in 2000 BC. A popular Babylonian resolution was often to
return borrowed farm equipment to its original owner.
The largest celebration in the world is in Time Square, New York City.
Each year people gather by the hundreds of thousands and crowd into the streets
of Time Square for the annual New Years Eve celebration. The highlight of
the Time Square celebration is the famous ball drop that begins its descent at
the stroke of midnight. This famous celebration dates back to 1906 when
the owners of one Times Square held a rooftop celebration to bring in the New
New Years Eve celebrations and parties take place all over the world.
In London, England crowds of people celebrate New Years Eve in either Trafalgar
Square or Piccadilly Circus where they eagerly wait for the chimes of London's,
Big Ben to announce the New Year. Sydney, Australia holds an annual
midnight fireworks display in Sydney Harbor that brings thousands of tourists
every year. The Dutch celebrate New Years by burning their Christmas trees
in the streets in big bonfires. In Spain they eat twelve grapes at the
stroke of midnight to ensure twelve good months for the year to come.
A New Years Eve party is the best way to celebrate New Years Eve if you are
not planning on leaving town. The best way to have a successful party is
to have a well-planned party. You will want to send out clever New Years
Eve invitations that represent the theme of your party. New Years Eve in
Time Square is a perfect theme for a New Years Eve party. You can choose
an invitation that represents New York and Time Square and put some shiny
confetti in the envelope. It is also a good idea to include in the
invitation anything your guests will need to bring to participate in your party
activities. For example, you can ask your guests to each bring an item to
put in a time capsule. Decorate your party to emulate the Time Square
celebration. Select a centerpiece that clearly displays the time so your
guests will always know the time. You can use a funnel to fill
balloons with glitter and confetti and hang curling ribbon from the ceiling.
A festive pi�ata and Christmas lights will all add excitement to the
decorations. Another great idea is to tie small bells to helium balloons
so when they are bumped or popped they ring "in the New Year".
Your guests will appreciate a unique party favor to remember your party by.
A goodie bag filled with New Years Eve hats, noise makers, bubbles and something
special like a journal or diary, then tie shut with curling ribbon and attach a
helium balloon. Fun New Years Eve party games such as, Resolution
Charades, where you try to guess each others New Years resolution by playing
charades, are fun entertainment for you and your guests. Make sure you
have your toast, champagne bottle and flutes ready to celebrate the New
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