6 New Year’s Eve facts

Top 10 resolutions

The top 10 resolutions are: to lose weight, eat healthier, exercise more, quit smoking, stick to a budget, save money, be more organised, be more patient, get a better job and just be a better person overall.

Top 3 places

The top three places to celebrate New Year’s Eve are Las Vegas, Disney World and New York City.


To ensure a year of good luck, firecrackers and noisemakers became tradition in order to scare away any remaining evil spirits and to ensure a brand-new start.

Italian tradition

In Italy, people wear red underwear on New Year’s Day to bring good luck all year round. The tradition dates back to medieval times.

Spanish tradition

The Spanish ritual on New Year’s Eve is to eat twelve grapes at midnight. The tradition is meant to secure twelve happy months in the coming year.

Dutch tradition

The Dutch burn bonfires of Christmas trees on the street and launch fireworks. The fires are meant to purge the old and welcome the new.

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