New Years Holiday Information
The New Year is a time of friends and family, and parties and fun. A time of fireworks, counting down and rockin’ out with good ol’ Dick Clark. It’s a time for resolutions, realizations, and a brand new year.
Did you know that New Year’s Day wasn’t always celebrated on January 1st? Or that there are lots of different foods traditionally eaten to welcome in the New Year? And why are bombs bursting in air and balls dropping in New York’s Times Square?
Well we’ve got these answers and lots of other fun stuff; including holiday pictures for the kids – just print and color – tasty holiday recipes and New Year’s cards to send your friends and family. So bring your kids and tell your friends. We hope you find something you like!
Did You Know? (New Year’s Eve/Day)
Facts & Figures About New Year’s
When is New Year’s Day?
Dates for New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day 2009-2020
The Story of New Year’s Eve/Day
While most of the world celebrates New Year’s Day on January 1st, it was not always that way
New Year’s Eve & Times Square
What would New Year’s Eve be like without fireworks, the Ball dropping in Times Square, singing Auld Lang Syne and rockin’ out with Dick Clark?
When January 1st isn’t New Year’s Day
Not all cultures celebrate New Year’s Day on January 1st
Religions & New Year’s Eve/Day
Many religions celebrate their own New Year’s Day throughout the year
Auld Lang Syne
For many people not hearing Auld Lang Syne would make their New Year celebration seem “unofficial”
Tasty New Year’s Food Traditions
Many cultures prepare New Year’s foods that are believed to influence good fortune or avoid dishes that might cause misfortune
Throughout the Southern United States, black-eyed peas are eaten every New Year’s Day to bring good luck for the new year. Why?
Presidential New Years Greetings
US President Barack Obama offers 2010 New Years Greetings (video)