Every year, many of us celebrate the New Year with traditions that’ve been handed down from generation to generation. But did you know that New Years celebrations have been around for more than 4,000 years? In ancient Babylon, the New Year was celebrated around March with the arrival of spring!
Some more recent traditions include the dropping of the ball in Times Square, but have you ever wondered how that began? In 1904, 200,000 people gathered in Times Square on New Year’s Eve to celebrate the opening of the New York Times headquarters. Three years later, the very first ball was dropped. Learn more fun facts about New Year’s Eve in the following clip, and let us know, what traditions do you have?