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New Year Traditions in USA

December 27, 2022

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USA Green Card wishes you a safe and healthy New Year 2023! Have you ever wondered what most Americans do to celebrate New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day? There are vastly differing ways that people commemorate the holiday, but there are just a few particularly popular and widespread customs that are considered truly classic American. Here are the top 7 traditions for this holiday in the country.

  1. New Year's Eve Parties: Many people in the United States celebrate New Year's Eve by going to parties, either at someone's home or at a public venue such as a nightclub or restaurant. These parties often include music, dancing, and socializing with friends and loved ones. Some people also choose to watch fireworks displays or participate in other organized events.
  2. Making New Year's Resolutions: Many people in the U.S. make New Year's resolutions, which are personal goals or commitments that they hope to achieve in the coming year. Common resolutions include losing weight, quitting smoking or drinking, saving money, or learning a new skill.
  3. Watching the Times Square Ball Drop: One of the most iconic New Year's Eve traditions in the United States is the Times Square Ball Drop in New York City. Every year, a large crystal ball is lowered down a flagpole on top of One Times Square as the clock strikes midnight, signaling the start of the new year. The event is televised and attracts millions of viewers from around the world.
  4. Auld Lang Syne: Curiously, many Americans sing the traditional Scottish song "Auld Lang Syne" on New Year's Eve. The song, which means "old long since" or "times gone by," is often sung to reflect on the past year and look forward to the new one.
  5. New Year's Day Parades: Some cities in the country hold parades on New Year's Day, which can feature floats, marching bands, and other types of performers. The most famous New Year's Day parade is the Tournament of Roses Parade, which takes place in Pasadena, California and is aired on TV nationally.
  6. (American) Football: Many people in the United States also celebrate New Year's Day by watching or attending college football "bowl" games, which are a series of postseason games played by college football teams. The most prestigious bowl game is the Rose Bowl, which is held in Pasadena, California on New Year's Day.
  7. Hangover Cures: It is very common for people to indulge in alcoholic beverages at New Year's Eve parties, and as a result, many people try to find ways to cure their hangovers on New Year's Day. Some common hangover remedies include drinking water or sports drinks, eating a hearty breakfast, or taking over-the-counter medications.

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