2020 A New Year, New Beginnings.
Enjoy Time With Family And Friends.
The last thing you want to worry about when ringing in the new year is where to put the apostrophe!
Wishing you health, success and happiness in 2020!
The earliest known New Year celebrations were in Mesopotamia and date back to 2000 BC.
The early Romans used March 1 as New Year’s Day. Other cultures used the autumn equinox or the winter solstice to mark the new year.
1582 – The Gregorian calendar, which marks January 1 as the new year, is adopted by the Roman Catholic Church.
January is named after Janus, the god with two faces, one looking forward and one looking backward.
The first rooftop celebration atop One Times Square, a fireworks display, took place in 1904 and was produced by the New York Times to inaugurate their new headquarters in Times Square and celebrate the renaming of Longacre Square to Times Square.
The first ball dropping celebration atop One Times Square was held on December 31, 1907.
In 1942 and 1943, the ball lowering was suspended due to the wartime dim out. The crowds who still gathered in Times Square celebrated with a minute of silence followed by chimes ringing out from an amplifier truck parked at One Times Square.
The original New Year’s Eve Ball weighed 700 pounds and was five feet in diameter. It was made of iron and wood and was decorated with 100 25-watt light bulbs.
November 11, 2008 – A “new” New Years Eve ball is introduced. The ball is a geodesic sphere, 12 feet in diameter and weighing 11,875 pounds. It is built to withstand high winds and fluctuating temperatures. Waterford Crystal introduces a different pattern for each New Year’s celebration.
Enjoy this day with Family and Friends!
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