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Traditions for New Year's Eve-United States - Breckenridge Real Estate

New Year Eve - Traditons in the United States - Breckenridge Real Estate

 

Traditions for New Year's Eve-United States-Breckenridge Real Estate 

 

Probably the most famous tradition in the United States is the dropping of the New Year ball in Times Square, New York City, at 11:59 P.M. Thousands gather to watch the ball make its one-minute descent, arriving exactly at midnight. The tradition first began in 1907. The original ball was made of iron and wood; the current ball is made of Waterford Crystal, weighs 1,070 pounds, and is six feet in diameter.

A traditional southern New Year's dish is Hoppin' John—black eyed peas and ham hocks. An old saying goes, "Eat peas on New Year's day to have plenty of everything the rest of the year."

Another American tradition is the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California. The Tournament of Roses parade that precedes the football game on New Year's day is made up of elaborate and inventive floats. The first parade was held in 1886.

 
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Lori & Scott Mitchell
Fuller Sotheby's International Realty
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Traditions for New Year's Eve-United States - Breckenridge Real Estate
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Traditions for New Year's Eve-United States-Breckenridge Real Estate Probably the most famous tradition in the United States is the dropping of the New Year ball in Times Square, New York City, at 11:59 P. M. Thousands gather to watch… more