5 Fun New Year’s Eve Facts You Never Knew

Can you believe it? Tomorrow is the first day of 2016! New Year’s Eve is one of the favorite celebration days for many people. The impending New Year’s Eve is a time for celebration, personal reflection from the past year, and hope for a more prosperous and happy New Year to come. In the spirit of fun and a great New Year, here are 5 fun New Year’s Eve facts you never knew.

1.) New Year’s Day is the oldest celebrated holiday. The first New Year was celebrated 4,000 years ago by the ancient Babylonians.

2.) In Italy, people wear red underwear on New Year’s Day to bring good luck all year long.

3.) The traditional New Year’s song, “Auld Lang Syne,” means, “times gone by.”

4.) In the U.S., a kiss at the stroke of midnight signifies the purification into the New Year, and making deafening noise is said to drive away evil spirits

5.) The famous Time Square New Year's Eve Ball weighs 11,875 pounds, is twelve feet in diameter and is adorned with 2,668 Waterford crystals.

Regardless of the traditions of New Year’s past, the holiday symbolizes something different and personal for everyone. So however you choose to welcome 2016, The Russo Team wishes you and yours a safe and Happy New Year!

Frank Russo

Russo Team

RE/MAX Professionals

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