Traditions of New Years Eve

A celebration of different traditions for New Years.


Brooke Silon, Contributor

Wow! The year flew by so fast. Sadly, 2019 is over before we knew it, but 2020 is a great time to make yourself a better person. First, News Year’s Eve has to happen first. New Year’s Eve is a night where the ball drops in New York City and that symbolizes the New Year. This is a great time to start thinking about resolutions for the New Year.

   5…4…3…2…1! Watching the ball drop is one of the biggest traditions in America. Everyone stays up past their bedtime, so they could do the countdown to the New Year. With that tradition comes the Midnight kiss. Disgusting, right?.  Once the ball drops, everyone closes their eyes so their parents can have their New Year’s kiss. The midnight kiss comes all the way back from European times as a way for them to keep away evil spirits. For kids, there are so many New Year’s Eve traditions; banging pans is one of them. Running outside in your cozy pajamas and banging pans into the New Year. Also, watching beautiful fireworks is another tradition. Kids running to their window to see the great firework show that is about to go off.

   New Year’s Eve comes with so many great memories to end off your year with. Don’t forget to make your resolutions and stick to them. Hoping everyone has a wonderful ending to their 2019 year and a great start to a new decade.


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