New year is a day when the count of the year increases by 1, and the calendar changes. It’s on January 1st for those who follow the Gregorian calendar. On this day, in the evening, people light firecrackers and have parties, to begin the next year with joy. Many people make new year resolutions, (although everyone secretly knows they won’t follow them anyway)as to how they want themselves to be throughout the next year. At 11.59pm, on December 31st, the party’s real fun begins! Everyone, everywhere, is eagerly waiting for the next 60 seconds to pass by, waiting to say goodbye to the year that is about to pass.
Every country, every culture, every individual, has their own way of celebrating the new year. The United States of America, has a ball drop in New York City, at the Times Square. It is above the Times Square building. The crystal ball, descends a total of 141 feet (43 meters) in 60 seconds sharp. It starts its descent at 11:59pm and is a perfect 60 second fall until it reaches the ground at 12:00am sharp. Hundreds, or maybe even thousands of people gather around that area to watch it every year. The crystal ball (the one that is being used in the recent years) is made of computerized, triangular, crystal LED panels, which reflect light. It’s so amazing to see! After the ball drop, and before it too, there are performances by musicians and dancers. So, it’s an evening full of entertainment. New Year’s eve at New York is definitely a must see!
Everyone has their own ideas of celebration. A lot of people have parties or get-togethers, in the evening, with friends, family, and cousins. Everyone gathers at one place, and the party begins. People give gifts to each other and in some traditions, they have new year trees, for decoration. The party, no matter what, takes a break at 11.59pm and the countdown begins.
BOOM! Firecrackers fill the sky and the calendar changes. Noisemakers, fireworks, dancing, the party is at it’s peak!
Few cut New year cakes too, at 12 am, and that’s another way of celebrating.
There is joy, happiness, love, fun everywhere, and that’s what a New Year is all about.
The new year is one of the most celebrated holidays, or should I say New year’s eve is?
After all the fun and party is over…. January 1st is over, Another 365 or 366 days wait until the next year. It seems so long and so far away, doesn’t it?
- a long wait until summer
- a long wait until your birthday
- a long wait until your favorite festival
- a long wait until the spring
Everything seems so far away. It feels like now I have to wait for over THREE HUNDRED days to have this kind of midnight party again!
But time passes by really fast, and before you know it, it’s Christmas time and then New year’s eve all over again! The same repeats almost every year, days, months and years pass by really quick.
With joy, love, happiness and warm wishes, let’s welcome the New year 2016.