Other New Year’s Eve and Day


New Year's Eve and New Year's Day

New Year Day

When is New Year's Eve? This holiday is observed on the evening of December 31

New Year’s Eve is when all the fun and festivities are. We see out the old year and ring in the new. While it is often thought of as a time to drink and be merry, many people take it as an opportunity to eat and be merry. Drinking is not as much a part of the event as it was decades ago, if only because of tougher drunk driving laws. New Year’s Day, on the other hand, is a time to relax and enjoy the start of a bright and promising new year. It’s a new beginning. It is a time to be with family. After all, you haven’t seen your mother-in-law since last year.

So, enjoy everything about New Year’s….it only comes once a year.

To many Americans, the ball dropping at Times Square in New York City signals the start of the new year in this country. The ball was first dropped in 1908.

New Year’s Trivia: Did you know that a raisin dropped in a glass of fresh champagne will bounce up and down continuously from the bottom of the glass to the top?

Did you make a New Year’s resolution? Millions of people do. It’s easy to make resolutions, yet much harder to accomplish them. As you get well into January, those unaccomplished New Year’s resolutions hang over your head. Lucky for you, there is a Ditch Your New Year’s Resolutions Day in January.

An Uplifting New Year Quote: Hope smiles from the threshold of the year to come, whispering “it will be happier”. – – Alfred Lord Tennyson


How to Celebrate New Year's Eve

  • Eat, drink, and be merry!
  • Join a New Year’s Eve party.
  • Go out to eat at a nice restaurant.
  • Watch the local fireworks in your area.
  • Make lots of fancy hors d’oevres.
  • Turn on the television and watch the ball drop at New York City’s Times Square.
  • Have a Champagne toast to the new year.
  • Importantly, if you drink, don’t drive. Have a designated driver. Call Uber or Lyft. Or, get a hotel.

Today's Quote

“Alcohol may be man’s worst enemy, but the bible says to love your enemy.” – – Frank Sinatra

New Year's

History and Origin of New Year's Eve

We believe man (and woman) have been celebrating the new year since men first began to keep track of time and the seasons. Although, different cultures celebrated at different times of the year. 

Man with Champagne

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Flower of the Day: Baby’s Breath

Recipe of the Day: Pepperoni Bread recipe – a New Year’s party favorite.

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