Happy New Year Celebration In America
New Year’s Day falls on January 1 and marks the start of a new year according to the Gregorian calendar. It marks the end of New Year’s Eve celebrations in the United States and gives many Americans a chance to remember the previous year.
Is New Year’s Day a Public Holiday?
New Year’s Day is a public holiday. It is a day off for the general population, and schools and most businesses are closed.
What Do People Do?
The start of New Year’s Day, at midnight, is heralded by fireworks, parties and special events, which are often televised. Very few people have to work on the day itself. For many, it is a day of recovery from the New Year’s Eve celebrations the previous night. In some towns and cities, parades are held, and particular football games are played. The birth of the first baby in the New Year is often celebrated with gifts to his or her parents and appearances in local newspapers and on local news shows. Many people make New Year’s resolutions. These are usually promised to themselves that they will improve something in their own lives. Common New Year resolves to stop smoking or drinking alcohol, to lose weight, exercise more, or to live a healthier lifestyle.
Government offices, organizations, schools, and many businesses are closed in the USA on New Year’s Day. Public transit systems do not run on their regular schedules. Where large public celebrations have been held, traffic may be disrupted by the clean-up operation. In general, public life is completely closed down.
The Gregorian calendar is widely used in many countries, such as the United States. This was introduced in 1582 by Pope Gregory XIII. The Julian calendar that had been in use until then was slightly inaccurate, causing the vernal equinox to move backward in the calendar year. The Gregorian calendar was not accepted everywhere and some churches, particularly with origins in Eastern Europe, still use other calendars. According to the Gregorian calendar, the first day of the year is January 1.
A universal symbol of New Year’s Day is Baby New Year. This is often a white male baby dressed in a diaper, a hat, and a sash. The year he represents is printed on his sash. He rarely a newborn baby, as many pictures show him sitting up or even standing alone. According to mythology, Baby New Year grows up and ages in a single year. At the end of the year, he is an older man and hands his role over to the next Baby New Year. Other symbols of New Year’s Day are spectacular fireworks exploding over landmarks and clocks striking midnight as the year begins.
AMERICAN NEW YEAR’S EVE TRADITIONS
Each year, billions of people around the globe gather together to celebrate the coming of the new year. Across the United States, many celebrate by popping champagne and counting down the seconds until the clock strikes midnight. Check out some of the popular traditions you might come across with American New Year’s Eve celebrations!
Every year, about two million people gather in New York City’s Times Square to watch the famous “ball drop.” This tradition began in 1907 with a 700-pound ball that was slowly lowered down a pole until it reached the ground at midnight. Today, the ball is 11,875 pounds and covered in sparkling Waterford crystals. For all of those unable to witness this annual tradition in person, the ball drop is broadcasted both nationally and internationally, with about one billion people worldwide crowding around their TV screens to count down the seconds until the ball reaches the ground in time to usher in the new year!
Happy New Year Celebration In America Celebrity
Goodbye, 2019, and all the anxiety and stress and garbage news of the year. Hello, 2020 and all the hope, promise, and, if we’re realistic, certain garbage news of the new year. Last night, people around the world gathered in celebration to ring in the new year and celebrities were no exception.