The Rose Parade, an annual New Year’s event in Pasadena, California, contains floats made completely of floral decorations, like this one, “Jewels of Nature.”


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New Beginnings

In the United States, the first day of the year is a time for new beginnings, optimism for a brighter future, and resolutions to change one’s conduct.
While New Year’s Day is observed on January 1, the festivities actually start on December 31 with various parties, concerts, fireworks displays, and other special events. Many American towns and communities celebrate the day with parades and American football matches.

Some towns celebrate the first New Year’s Day birth with presents and media attention.

coverage. The New Year is frequently represented by a baby sporting only a diaper, a  colourful hat, and a sash bearing the year. In contrast, images of “Father Time,” a robed, elderly man with a white beard who carries an hourglass and a scythe, are used to represent the closing “old year.”

Traditions and History


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Western nations have been observing New Year’s Day since at least the Roman era, when

Janus, the dual-faced god of changes and transitions, was honoured on that day.

starts, with one face gazing ahead and the other behind. Janus is honoured with the month of January’s name.
The first of January continues to be a significant holiday in the United

it’s time to think back on the recently ended year. Newspapers and television programmes reflect on the year’s major happenings and remember notable people who passed away.
There are several customs and superstitions associated with New Year’s Day that immigrants have introduced to the country. For instance, eating black-eyed peas on New Year’s Day is seen as lucky in southern states; this custom has roots in Asia and Africa. Eastern European cuisine’s contribution to New Year’s meal is cabbage and sauerkraut, which stand for wealth and longevity.
Diverse nations of immigrants held the belief that loud noises, such as shooting or firecrackers, drive away evil spirits.

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To welcome the New Year, they sing the Robert Burns poem “Auld Lang Syne,” which features lyrics arranged to an acoustic folk music. Toasting the winner is a common practise.

New Year’s Eve with champagne. Another tradition is to kiss a special someone on New Year’s Eve at exactly midnight.
The Tournament of Roses Parade, held on New Year’s Day in Pasadena, California, every year since 1890, features parade floats made from millions of flowers.
The parade traditionally ends with the Rose Bowl college football game. An old-fashioned New Year’s tradition is to watch the parade and game on television.
Customs derived from the various immigrant cultures of Europe, Asia, Africa, and Latin America enrich the annual New Year celebrations, which are celebrated by all, worldwide.!!!!!!!