New Year’s is fast approaching—a time where celebrations abound and decade-long traditions make their way into the spotlight once again. Resolutions, mid-night kisses, fancy cocktails, parades and ball drops are all part of this epic celebration of a brand new year. But how much do you truly know about this holiday?
If you plan to celebrate the year’s biggest party while on vacation, you can make the most of it with these interesting New Year’s Eve facts! Get to planning – this year is going to the best one yet.
6 New Year’s Eve Facts
Most Famous City: New York
An estimated 1 million revelers will gather in the streets to ring in the new year under a shower of confetti containing wishes written by visitors to Times Square.
Top Media Event: Times Square Ball Drop
An estimated 1 billion people around the world will tune in to watch the iconic crystal ball drop in New York City as they bid farewell to 2015.
Biggest Tradition: Making Resolutions
Almost 45% of Americans with good intentions make one. Believe it or not, 46% of those people have not broken their New Year’s resolution after six months.
Classic Beverage: Champagne
Pop a cork and toast 2016 with a flute of champagne. Most who sip the celebratory bubbly prefer it to be sparkling and extra-dry.
Most Popular Parade: The Tournament of Roses Parade
It takes more than 18 million flowers to make this beautiful parade in Pasadena, California blossom. The event kicks off college’s oldest bowl game.
Most Traditional Song: Auld Lang Syne
This classic Scottish folk song was originally a poem, and means “the good old days” or “long, long ago.” It’s a fitting tribute to a year soon to be gone.