2017

New Years Facts

Nearly 1 Million people per year gather in New York City's Times Square to watch the ball drop. Also neary 1 million watch it on TV.
At Midnight 2,000 pounds of confetti are dropped on the crowd.
44% of Americans adults plan to kiss someone at the stroke of 12.
61% say a prayer on New Year's Eve.
22% admit to falling asleep before midnight.
Ringing in the new year dates back 4,000 years to the Babylonians, who celebrated it at the first full moon after the spring equinox
At the Mummers Parade in Philadelphia, 10,000 participants march through the city and perform in elaborate costumes.
New Years Foods around the World
                              Food (meaning)                                                                                  Country
              Legumes and leafy greens (money or financial future)                                          Italy, Germany, Ireland, Southern United States
                            Pork (progress and prosperity)                                                                               Cube, Austria, Hungary, Portugal
        Ring-shaped cakes and pastries (the year has come full circle)                                             The Netherlands, Mexico, Greece and elsewhere
                               Long noodles (long life)                                                                                                      Japan
New  Year's Resolution
Only 45% of Americans set a New Year's Resolution. These are the most common:
Losing weight
Get organized
Spend less and save more
Stay fit and healthy
An quit smoking
How long do they keep their resolution?
75%- 1 week
71%- 2 weeks
64%- 4 weeks
46%- 26 weeks

Times Square Ball

Covered in 2,688 crystals
Lit by 32,000 LEDS
Weighs 11,875 pounds
12 feet in diameter.