Thought you knew everything about the New Year’s eve parties and happenings around town? Think again. Here are some facts you may or may not know about the New Year’s celebrations.

  • Not everyone celebrates the new year eve on the 31st of December. The Chinese celebrate new year at the second new moon after the winter solstice.
  • The first New Year’s Eve ball dropped in Times Square on December 31, 1907 

    Goodbye 2011, Hello 2012!

    Goodbye 2011, Hello 2012!

  • Sydney, Australia has one of the largest annual New Year’s Eve celebrations.
  • Over 80,000 fireworks are set off from the Sydney Harbour Bridge?
  • The centenary clock is lowered at 23:59:48 on new years eve in Madrid, Spain
  • The most popular New Year’s resolution is to lose weight.
  • The most popular New Year’s Day parade is held in Pasadena, California – the Tournament of Roses, better known as the Rose Parade
  • In Arizona, a pine cone dropped on New Year’s eve
  • In Seattle, the countdown is done with an elevator
  • It is in Argentina, Brazil, Germany, the Philippines and Venezuela where New Year’s eve is a public non-working holiday.
  • The Chinese New Year is also known as the Lunar New Year or the Spring Festival
  • Thailand celebrates New Year from April 13 to 15 by throwing water.
  • New Year began on March 1 in the ancient Roman calendar.
  • The first new year holiday was observed 4,000 years ago in Ancient Babylon
  • In around 600 BC, the New Year tradition of using a baby began to signify a new year.

As and ode to a year that we are all about to bid adieu, let us all welcome 2012 full of love and hopes from the Luxury Valley Homes team. May God Bless us all and the United States of America.

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