Astonishing Facts About The New Year

This year is about to end. Here are some shocking facts about New Year!


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Kaylee Yakish, Contributor

  •  Black eyed peas, ham, and cabbage are considered good luck if you eat them on New Year’s Eve or Day because it is believed they will bring you money.
  • Lobster and chicken are considered to bring a reversal of fortune, because lobsters can move backwards and chickens can scratch in reverse.
  • The earliest known New Year celebration were in Mesopotamia and date back to 2000 B.C.
  • About 1 million people gather in New York City’s Times Square to watch the annual ball drop.
  • In average, 23% of Americans don’t plan to celebrate New Years.
  • 30% of Americans sleep before midnight on New Years eve.
  • 1.5 tons of confetti are dropped in time square on New Years eve.
  • 67% of Americans makes New Year’s resolution.
  • 9.2% achieve their New Year resolution.
  • New Year’s used to be on March 20th




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