Civilizations around the world have been celebrating the start of each new year for at least four millennia. Today, most New Year's festivities begin on December 31, the last day of the Gregorian calendar, and continue into the early hours of January 1. Common traditions include attending parties, eating special New Year's foods, making resolutions for the new year and watching fireworks. Revelers often enjoy meals and snacks thought to bestow good luck for the coming year. In the USA, we are supposed to eat black-eyed peas. Another custom that we do is to ring in the New Year with a song...."Auld Lang Syne." The most iconic New Year's Tradition is the dropping of a giant ball in New York's Times Square at the stroke of midnight. Millions of people around the world watch the event, which has taken place almost every year since 1907. Over time, the ball itself has ballooned from a 700 pound iron and wood orb to a brightly patterned sphere 12 feet in diameter and weighing in at nearly 12,000 pounds. Various towns and cities across America have developed their own versions of the Times Square ritual, organizing public drops of items ranging from pickles- Mt. Olive, N.C.- to possums- Brasstown, N.C. at midnight on New Year's Eve.
Our staff at ATLANTIC HOME STAFFING, hope that you and yours have a safe and prosperous New Year. Remember to call us at 919-607-6793 for all of your personal care needs!
Gayle Holmes, Marketing Director
ATLANTIC HOME STAFFING
P.O. Box 1150
Angier, N.C. 27501