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Happy New Year

1. Times Square Ball Drop

Times Square Ball Drop is quite famous and around two million people gather at the place to view the ball drop right at the midnight. This popular tradition has started way back in 1907 with a ball that weighed 700 pound that slowly comes down to the ground at midnight. At present, the weight of the ball is 11, 875 pounds. This annual tradition observed in America is pretty famous and almost every American dream to witness it in live at least once in their lifetime. Luckily, the ball drop at Times Square is gives live and the people who cannot make it to the place can catch the ball drop life in idiot boxes. Watching the ball drop, people count down the last seconds of the old year to welcome the New Year.

2. Making Resolutions 

Making resolutions has become a part and parcel of New Year traditions. Almost everyone makes resolutions on the occasion of the New Year with a hope to change themselves for good and achieve their goals. Though this is a very commonly seen tradition followed in most parts of the world, the success rate of observing it for the set time is pretty less. The very common resolutions that people make include staying fit, waking up early, reducing the use of phone, spending quality time with kin etc. As we said earlier these resolutions last no longer than a week or two.

3. New Year's Kiss

Sharing special New Year's kiss on the Eve is one of the New Year's Eve Traditions USA. People in the United States believe that sharing a kiss in the midnight shall ward off evil spirit and also prevent loneliness in the next year. Keeping that in mind couples, especially the married ones kiss at the midnight as a part of New Year's tradition.

4. Hoppin' John

If you are looking for New Year's Food Traditions in America here it is. Hoppin'John is a very famous Southern dish consumed on New Year's with a hope to attract good luck. The dish consists of black-eyed peas, rice and pork. These items are consumed on the New Year's Day with a strong belief coming from ages that says it will enhance the luck and prosperity in our lives in the coming days. The black-eyed peas here represent coins and eating them on the New Year brings luck and prosperity in the lives. 

5. Auld Lang Syne

On New Year's Eve people listen to the popular track Auld Lang Syne written by poet Robert Burns. This song was written two hundred years ago and is still going strong. It is played every New Year in the United States. The song came into limelight when the singer Guy Lombardo performed it in 1929. Even today this song is played in many houses in the New Year. The song translates to bidding farewell to the old year.

6. Midnight Countdown

Counting down the last few seconds of the year before welcoming the New Year is also a one of the popular New Year's Day Traditions in America. This tradition is followed in every part of the world and people in large gatherings counts down the last seconds. This countdown is done in different ways in different parts of the world. Following the countdown people start toasting their champagne glasses, hug and kiss each other, watch fireworks etc. 

7. Other traditions

There are many traditions that people in United States observe on New Year's Day. Cities witnesses various traditions like first night, live music performances, dancing events etc.