New Year's Eve is observed around the world on December 31st. Party goers and revelers celebrate with midnight kisses, champagne toasts and rousing renditions of Auld Lang Syne. As you celebrate the end of this year and the anticipation of the next year to come, be sure to read our fun facts, traditions and New Year's Eve history.
The tradition of New Year's is said to have started over 2,000 years ago with the ancient Babylonians. Though their celebration lasted 11 days with a differently themed feast each night, we have just as much fun on December 31st with noisemakers, hats, champagne, dancing, finger foods and local traditions to mark the clock striking midnight.
Read up on these fun facts, history and trivia to round out your New Year's Eve celebrations. You'd be surprised to learn how some traditions began, how other countries celebrate New Year's Eve and some fun trivia to test your knowledge about New Year's Eve festivities.
How well do you know the history and traditions of New Year's Eve? Create a fun party game out of history and ask guests these questions to test their knowledge. Some of these trivia facts may surprise you! Everyone will surely learn something new and have a good time while they're waiting for the clock to strike 12! Read More
Did you know wearing red on New Year's Eve is meant to bring you good luck in the new year? Or that most New Year's Eve parties have only about 20 people attending? Here are a few fun facts you may not know about and ways to incorporate them into your New Year's celebration. Read More
There's more to New Year's Eve than partying it up! Read up on the history and traditions of this worldwide holiday. Learn about how people in other cities and countries mark the day and how some traditions even came about for resolutions, noisemakers, Times Square and more. Read More
Bubbly plays a big role in New Year's Eve celebrations and is often responsible for a large part of the fun if you're an adult. Check out this round up of champagne sips to toast the new year with! Read More
Like most celebrations in this world, New Year's Eve is also haunted with some superstitions. We've rounded up the top seven - share with your guests for some fun fodder before the clock strikes midnight and make sure you head into the new year without bad luck! Read More