31st December 2017 and 1st January 2018 – New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day are on a Sunday and Monday.
New Year’s Eve is all about numbers. In fact, we spend the entire day counting down the hours until 11.00 p.m., when we then start counting the minutes, which we do until 11:59 p.m. when we start counting the seconds!
The earliest known New Year’s 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 1st January 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 backwards.
New Year’s is the time when many people traditionally make resolutions to break bad habits or start good ones.
Ancient Persians gave New Year’s gifts of eggs, which symbolized productiveness.
Most New Year’s traditions are believed to ensure good luck for the coming year.
Auld Lang Syne
“Auld Lang Syne” is traditionally sung at midnight on New Year’s Eve.
“Auld Lang Syne” was written by Scottish poet Robert Burns in 1788. He may have based it on a folk song.
The words auld lang syne means “times gone by”.
Popping champagne corks at the stroke of midnight is a mainstay on New Year’s Eve, and there will be a lot of corks popped at our fabulous New Year’s Eve GOLD party this year. Join us at BeauFORT KNOX on 31st December 2017 to see in the New Year in style at one of the most exclusive party venues in Chelsea.
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