With a New Year, come new hope and possibilities that this year, would see the fulfilment of our wishes and aspirations.
Some take New Years as a new beginning to cut off from the past and make resolutions as to be better and lead a good life. Some of course, take this day as an opportunity to give themselves the hope that this new year they would get fit, lose weight or rather lose whatever had habits that they might harbours.
But whatever people do, celebrations on the eve of the New Year are an integral part on it is one time when you forget the past and the future and just live with the present.
1. What Consumers Want On New Year
Making resolutions are a huge part of celebrating the New Year but this year in 2014, almost 42% of the respondents to a survey conducted by the Bank of America will not make resolution. Whether that brings any welcome change into their lives that remains to be see of course.
2. Celebrating New Year’s Eve in The US
Every year during the end of December and the beginning of January, when the holidays are still going on, people usually love spending the time with their families. But if for a change, you want to cut the monotony out and decided to get out of town, there are some very beautiful locations in the US itself that you might choose from.
3. Celebrating New Year Around The World
A New Year brings in whole new possibilities and with that comes certain responsibilities that one has to fulfill. But the New Year always manages to bring in some old and some new traditions, some that are kept and some broken for the good.
4. How To Keep Your New Year’s Resolutions
Fresh year, fresh start and a list full of resolutions. In America, almost 45% of the Americans make these New Year resolutions but unfortunately even though 52% of them feel that they will be able to keep them, 30% of the people who do make resolutions for the New Year do not mange to keep them.
5. New Year Statistics
Every Year, 1 million people gather at the Times Square to watch the Time ball that weighs almost 12 thousand pounds, fall while close to a billion of them watch it on the television live. It is also known that almost 2000 pounds of confetti is dropped on the top of the crowd the moment the ball reaches the bottom.
6. Making Financial Resolutions On New Year
Where some resolutions might be for losing weight or getting a better job, it has also be found that some people plan on making it a better year financially. They pledge to themselves that they would save more, pay off the debts, spend less as well as make and stick to a budget.
7. Failing To Make The Resolutions Stick
Well! Holidays are for having fun, partying with your family, eating those sumptuous meals and of course not all about gaining weight. It is quite alright then to realize that you might have gained a pound or two but then, what might shock you is that Americans collectively gain almost 300 Million pounds in this holiday season alone.
8. Paying The Price Of Making Resolutions
On New Year, it is a known fact that people all over the Globe make resolutions and of course break them too, within the first month or so. But have you ever thought what it might be costing you, in keeping the resolutions that you made on the 1st of January.
9. New Year’s Eve: A History Of The Time Square
In 1904, on the 31st of December, almost 20 thousand people celebrated the New Year’s Day at the Times Square, New York but it was only on the Eve of the New Year of 1908 that the tradition of the time ball was first started by Adolph Ochs, the owner of The New York Times.
10. Top 10 Commonly broken New Year’s Resolutions
Resolutions and New Years day go hand in hand. But in the US, do you ever think what might be the top 10 resolutions that Americans make? Wanting to get fit, wishing to travel to new place and trying to quit smoking are the three topmost made resolutions every year.