Happy New Year
History Of New Year
Brief History of the Calendar
while today we celebrate New Year’s Eve on December 31st, traditionally, the Roman calendar began the first day of the New Year in March.
Importance Of New Year’s Eve/Day
In general, for those who celebration New Year’s Eve on December 31st the celebration marks the end of the year and a look forward to the starting of a new one. Often the end of the year is marked by a reporting of major events that occurred during the 364 preceding days. Noteworthy events include major weather, political, cultural events and the passing on of famous people. Predictions for the coming year are also made.
Making New Year’s resolutions are common on December 31st and include a resolve to stop smoking, drinking, eating poorly, spending excessively etc.
New Year’s Celebrations
New Year’s celebrations include both New Year’s Eve (December 31st) and New Year’s Day (January 1st). Parties typically occur on December 31st counting down the clock to the beginning of January 1st.
Throughout the world the custom of making noise to ring in the New Year started as a way to scare off evil spirits. Today noise makers such as clackers, paper whistles and bells are party favors given to guests to celebrate the beginning of the New Year.
First To Ring In the New Year
The first country to ring in the New Year is New Zealand. The first major celebrations occur in Sydney, Australia. Sydney claims the world’s largest fireworks display and a midnight ball drop attracting up to 1.5 million people.
Greengates Builders Merchants Accrington, Lancashire wishes everyone a very Happy New Year.