by Harry Kaplan ('19)
New Year's Day in the United States takes place on January 1st with celebrations taking place on December 31st. New Year’s represents the day we start over with the annual calendar and, to many, it represents a start-over with new personal goals.
January 1st has marked the New Year dating back to 45 B.C.. Adults go from celebrating on the eve to then thinking thoroughly about next year's’ resolutions . Celebrating New Years has become a tradition around America. Around two million people travel across the country to visit family and friends to experience the countdown to a new year.
On New Year's Day, people may go to church, or stay home with family, or even go to New York to see the ball drop in person. New Years is a holiday where everyone reflects on the last 12 months while celebrating.
Diego Motta (‘19) said, “Probably just going to go see some family, and maybe go to a party.”
Other students prefer to watch the ball drop, like Alex Calderia (‘19). “My favorite thing about New Years is definitely watching the ball drop. I feel chills run down my spine”
Every New Year we create a resolution and try our best to live up to it. For example, Aidan Bartenfelder (‘19) said, “I’m trying to get my grades up.”
New Year's has been a national holiday for over 2,000 years. Every year gets better and better it seems, as we celebrate with family and friends.