Thursday, December 30, 2010

New Year's Traditions!

New Year traditions in the United States:

  1. The most famous tradition in the United States is the dropping of the New Year Ball in Time Square, NY! This tradition started in 1907. The original ball was made of iron and wood; the current ball is made of Waterford crystal. This weighs approximately 1,070 pounds, and is 6 foot in diameter!
  2. A Southern New Years dish is black-eyed peas and ham hock. An old saying goes, "Eat peas on New Year's day to have plenty of everything the rest of the year."
  3. Another tradition is the Rose Bowl, in California! The Rose Bowl parade is made up of many floats that precedes the football game. The first parade was held in 1886.

If you would like to read about other countries New Years traditions take a look at

Have a Safe and a Happy New Year!

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