New Year’s Traditions Explained

New Year's TraditionsWow Your Friends With The History Of These NYE Traditions

Can you believe it is already the last day of the year? 2014 is about to come to a close, and we look forward to a great New Year as we countdown to midnight tonight. As you do so, you might find yourself wondering why you are singing an old Scottish song or leaning over for a smooch. Here are the explanations of several of the most popular New Year’s traditions. Share them with your friends over a cup of champagne tonight, and you will go into 2015 looking like the smartest of your friends.

  • Midnight Kiss: Have you ever wondered what the obsession with finding someone, even an acquaintance, to lock lips with before the clock strikes midnight is all about? In ancient Europe, a quick kiss was supposedly a way to ward off malevolent spirits, and today tradition has morphed it into a means to avoid loneliness in the coming year.
  • Ball Drop: Who decided that we should slowly lower a gigantic, heavy, sparkling sphere to kick off the New Year? Apparently, the organizers of Times Square festivities in 1906, when fireworks were banned in New York City. The first version was a 700-pound ball made of iron and wood.
  • Auld Lang Syne: You have probably sung the song a hundred times, but do you know what the lyrics mean? They literally translate to “old long ago,” fitting since Robert Burns wrote the lyrics 225 years ago.

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