Friday, 30 December 2016

5 Fun- facts About The New Year!

New Year is just a day away! As the clock shall strike 12 tomorrow midnight, people will be seen celebrating with food, wine and even kisses amidst joyous company.

But how well- informed are you about the holiday itself?

Well, if you're in for a binge read to know more about that event called New Year, here are 5 fun facts about the special holiday:

1. The first New Year’s celebration dates back to about 4,000 years from now. Julius Caesar, the emperor of Rome, was the first to declare Jan. 1 a national holiday, naming the month after Janus, the Roman god of doors and gates. Janus had two faces, one looking forward and one looking back. Caesar felt that a month named after this god would be fitting.

2. Make sure you consume leafy greens on New Year's. According to tradition, the more leafy greens a person eats, the more prosperity he or she will experience in the coming year. Tradition also says that legumes bring prosperity because beans and peas look like coins. Maybe that's why so many people eat black eyed peas on Jan. 1.

3. Like Christmas and Santa, New Year's also has an associate in the form of Baby New Year, who is often seen in a diaper, black top hat, and a sash showing the numbers of the new year. According to myth, he matures into an old man during the course of the year.

4. On New Year's Eve, make sure you're around family or loved ones as it is believed that the first person you come across in the new year could set the tone for the next 12 months. Also, if a couple celebrating New Year's together does not kiss as the new year begins, the future of the relationship is believed to end with a break- up. So make sure you plant one on your significant other.

5. Gift your loved one a ring on New Year. In many cultures it is believed that anything given or taken on New Year, in the shape of a ring is good luck, as it symbolises "coming full circle."

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