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New Years Trivia Fun Facts

Many might view New Years as a simple celebration to welcome in a New Year, but there are hundreds of different customs and traditions used for this special day.

From eating a particular fruit to a timed embrace, here are a few fun facts about New Years'.


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Every year, millions of people around the world make resolutions for new habits to gain and lose during the New Year.

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New Year is the day used to celebrate a "new year." Because of this, it takes place on January 1st, the first day of the calendar year.

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You better find that New Year's kiss! Tradition has it that after ringing in the New Year, many people share a kiss with a loved one or those around them.

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Tonga, a small island in the Pacific, is the first country to celebrate a New Year. The small, uninhabited islands of Baker Island and Howland Island are the last to see the New Year.

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Auld Lang Syne is a poem that was written by Robert Burns in 1788 and was later set to music. Originally of Scottish origin, it has been adapted into English and non-English languages.

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1904 was the very first year that New York City celebrated the New Year in Times Square. Even so, it wasn't until 1907 that the famous ball made it's appearance.

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Every year when the clock strikes 12 am, Spaniards eat 12 grapes as a part of their cultural traditions. It is said that you'll experience a bad year if you skip it.

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In Scotland, they call New Year's Eve "Hogmanay." It is often celebrated with gift-giving and visiting friends and family.

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Every year, the city of New York hosts a New Years' Eve celebration in Times Square. With celebrity performances, millions gather to watch the ball drop.

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Not to be confused with the pop group, black-eyed peas are a popular dish in the South. Many southerners eat this because it is said to bring them prosperity for the New Year.

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