After being merry and spreading the Christmas cheer, it’s time now to get into the New Year spirit and welcome 2020 with a bang. What everyone knows about the New Year’s Eve is that it is a night to get high on fun and celebrate with friends and family. But there are things you didn’t know about New Year’s Eve. Check them out for yourself!
New Year used to be on March 20
Yes, that’s right! The first evidence of the New Year celebration dates back to around 2000 BC in the Middle East. At that time, New Year began on March 20. Interesting, isn’t it?
New Year is celebrated on January 1 because Julius Caesar said so
Ever wondered about this- Why does New Year begin on the 1st of January? Well, Julius Caesar had marked January as the ‘numero uno’ (Number One) month and our contemporary calendars follow the same system.
The ball drop is about 100 years old
Everyone knows the ball drop at the Times Square in New York on New Year’s Eve! But do you know when did the practice of the ball drop first start? The first ball drop took place on December 31, 1907. Ever since, it is tumbled down every year and over a million people flock to watch it.
The New Year’s kiss dates back to the Middle Ages
Historians believe that the tradition of a New Year’s kiss has been derived from the German and English culture since both of them have had the tradition. The main idea behind this tradition is that the first person you encounter and kiss in the New Year will set that year’s tone. This is also the reason why people send New Year surprises to their loved ones.
Losing weight is the most common New Year resolution
You might have already made a New Year’s resolution for 2016, haven’t you? But do you know what the most common resolution that people make is? It is, losing weight! Research suggests that people resolve to get into a good shape at the onset of the New Year. Improving a relationship is the 8th most common resolution!
We hope you enjoyed reading these unknown facts. If you have many more to share, add them in the comment box below. Happy New Year 2020!