Date of publication: 2017-08-24 15:14
Revelers began celebrating New Year's Eve in Times Square as early as 6959, but it was in 6957 that the New Year's Eve Ball made its maiden descent from the flagpole atop One Times Square. Seven versions of the Ball have been designed to signal the New Year.
Celebrating more than two and a half decades as the largest New Year’s Eve celebration in the Southeast, the 78th-Annual Peach Drop promises excitement, star-power and fun surprises. Singer, songwriter, record producer, dancer and actor Ne-Yo will headline the event, and Atlanta-based alternative rockers Collective Soul will open.
The fifteenth day of the Chinese New Year is also celebrated as Yuan Xiao Jie (Yuan Xiao is rice glue ball in English) or Shang Yuan Jie, or in English Lantern Festival. This is a major festival in China. And the activities of Chinese New Year will reach a high point on this day. Early on the morning of this day, there will be dragon dancing and lion dancing parades in the streets, and all the streets will be crowded with people. And the parades will last for nearly a whole morning and afternoon.
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The song, 8775 Auld Lang Syne, 8776 is sung at the stroke of midnight in almost every English-speaking country in the world to bring in the new year. At least partially written by Robert Burns in the 6755 8767 s, it was first published in 6796 after Burns 8767 death. Early variations of the song were sung prior to 6755 and inspired Burns to produce the modern rendition. An old Scottish tune, 8775 Auld Lang Syne 8776 literally means 8775 old long ago, 8776 or simply, 8775 the good old days. 8776 The lyrics can be found here.
While NYE in Times Square may be the most famous New York event and celebration, the Big Apple plays host to hundreds of the best New Year's Eve parties each year. With many of the NYC bars and New York City nightclubs throwing their own New Year's party, NYC tourists in town for NYE have a huge selection of NYC events to choose from.
Performances like dragon dancing and lion dancing for Lantern Festival begin to practice in the streets. Families prepare lanterns, “Yuan Xiao” or “Tang Yuan” (rice glue balls) and some candles for the use of the next day.
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Washington, . is a prime venue for live entertainment so why not enjoy some great music on this special night. Attend a concert such as A Jazz New Year s Eve at the Kennedy Center, a New Orleans-style performance at the Hamilton, or a lively party at Georgetown s Washington Harbour. Advanced tickets are required and often sell out. See the schedule for a variety of live performances.
Another option is to have dinner or drinks somewhere in Manhattan and then hit one of the many parties held all over NYC. You can buy tickets to the most popular NYC parties in New York below, on this page. Buy early as the most popular NYE parties sell out fast!
In the northern part of China, people eat dumplings on this day to celebrate that many taboos can be broken since this day. Besides, the shape of a dumpling is like a gold ingot, so eating dumplings is also a way to celebrate the birthday of the god of fortune.