Today we have fun New Year’s facts for kids that you probably didn’t know! You’re going to love to know that you can use these facts about New Year worksheets as coloring pages too because we made two versions: a full-color pdf and a black and white pdf. These facts about New Years Eve coloring pages are great whether you’re at home or in the classroom and perfect for kids of all ages!
Printable facts about New Year’s celebration
These fun facts about New Year’s are a cool ice breaker when meeting new friends at school or anywhere. Plus, who doesn’t love learning random facts?
You can print these New Year’s facts out as either a full-color sheet or the black and white version that doubles as New Year’s coloring pages!
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12 Amazing and Festive facts about New Years Eve
- Julius Caesar declared the first of January to be the start of the New Year.
- The first New Year’s celebration dates back 4,000 years.
- About 1 million people gather in New York City’s Times Square to watch the ball drop.
- On average, a million people flock to New York Times Square to see the ball drop.
- Vehicles are stolen on New Year’s Day more than any other holiday.
- Eating black-eyed peas, ham, and cabbage on New Year’s Day is believed to bring good luck.
- Americans drink around 360 million glasses of sparkling wine on New Year’s.
- 25% of Americans that make New Year’s resolutions on January 1st and give up on them by the second week of January.
- The Pacific island nations of Tonga, Samoa, and Kiribati are the first countries to welcome New Year…
- …While American Samoa is the last (inhabited) place to celebrate it.
- Eat a donut (or any other round food!) to symbolize that the year has come full circle.
- The song “Longplayer” was launched on January 1, 2000, and will take 1000 years to play. You can listen to it in real-time on the Internet.
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7 More Awesome Facts About New Years Eve
- In the Gregorian calendar New Years Eve is celebrated on December 31, but there are other cultures and countries that celebrate on different days. Some of these would be like the Chinese people celebrating the Chinese New Year, or the Jewish people celebrating Rosh Hashanah. Nowruz, Pahela Baishakh, are a few more Happy New Year Days that don’t start on January 1st and there are quite a few more.
- Did you know New Years Eve is also known as Old Years Day or even Saint Sylvester’s Day?
- Want to know why at the stroke of midnight we celebrate with loud noises and noisemakers? It’s a believe that these would actually scare off bad spirits and evil spirits. This has been a practice for many, many years by some cultures.
- One of the most famous New Years Eve poems is “Auld Lang Syne” by Scottish poet Robert Burns.
- The Roman Catholic Church celebrates New Years Eve as St. Sylvester day who was a fourth century Pope.
- The first people to celebrate New Years Eve was actually the Romans.
- Want to know interesting facts about New Year’s Eve celebrations? Australia gets to celebrate New Year’s Eve fist due to the time zone difference.
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What is your favorite fact about New Years Eve?