New Year's Eve Traditions Today

New Year’s Eve has been either a random night on which everyone agrees to celebrate per the modern Gregorian calendar, OR it’s a festive opportunity to have a party, attend a party, toast your loved ones and bid the past year goodbye to welcome the promise of a fresh start.

For present times, the years 2020 and 2021 have been a challenge with Covid-19, even for celebrations to be held.

Traditions such as toasting friends and family may have to be via ZOOM and very little of the traditions of a midnight kiss. Still, traditions are a great way to merrily mark the end of one period and manifest our hopes for the beginning of a new year.

Here are a few unusual traditions for New Year’s Eve:

Grapes – Many Spanish cultures like to eat 12 grapes at midnight. each standing for a different month—wards off bad luck in the coming year. But that’s only if you can finish all twelve during the clock’s strokes at midnight.

Auld Lang Syne – A poem was written by Scottish poet Robert Burns in 1788, “Auld Lang Syne” was eventually set to the tune of a folk song.

Wear Your Best Clothes – Yes, dressing up for New Year’s Eve is a nice tradition, even if you are not going out to a restaurant or club.

Toast a glass of champagne those you are with on New Year’s Eve. Use some noisemakers and some sparklers. Those make great photos.

On New Year’s Eve, kiss the person you hope to keep kissing all year.

An American Southern tradition is eating black-eyed peas—particularly in a cozy dish called ‘Hoppin John’—first thing on January 1 is believed to invite luck and wealth.

So here are a few traditions for New Year’s Eve. Enjoy!!

Photo: New Years Tradition of 12 grapes and a glass of champagne.

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