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Bringing In The New Year

When the Christmas holiday is over, you might begin making plans for New Year’s Eve. About 45 percent of people in the country make a resolution that they plan to stick to in the new year, but many fail to keep the resolutions that they set after only a few weeks into January. There is a tradition that has been upheld in many families that involves eating a meal on New Year’s Day of leafy greens, blackeye peas, and cornbread. The reason behind eating this kind of food is that the leafy greens will bring prosperity during the year and that the beans will bring good fortune and good luck. The celebrations across the country often involve a glass of champagne or another type of alcoholic beverage. Roughly 1 million people go to Times Square in New York to watch the ball drop each year. There are many singers and actors who help to bring in the new year as well in the city with the event being televised across the country. Baby New Year is a symbol associated with this holiday just as Santa is a symbol associated with Christmas. There is a myth that the baby ages during the year to an old man, possibly Santa Claus.

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