How do you celebrate the New Year? The New Year is celebrated in different ways around the world.
- The ancient Persians gave eggs as gifts to celebrate the New Year. This symbolized productiveness.
- In some parts of Denmark, people save broken dishes throughout the year and throw them at the door of friends and family at midnight. The deeper your pile of broken dishes – the more you’re loved.
- When religion was suppressed in Soviet Russia, Santa/St. Nick was replaced with Grandfather Frost, who embodied the spirit of winter. Grandfather Frost brought gifts on New Year’s and placed them under the “New Year tree”.
- 40 to 45% of Americans make New Year’s resolutions. Most commonly, resolutions are about health and exercise.