1. Interesting things that people have done on New's Years Day...
Taken a hike
Rekindled a friendship or started a new one
Had a New's Year brunch
Cut up old clothes and made a rug from them
Googled most interesting searches
(this year it is at Google Zeitgeist 2011)
Started a retirement fund.
2. Interesting foods that people eat on New's Years Day
Grapes - in Spain it is tradition to eat 12 grapes at midnight for good luck
Cooked greens - USA the more eaten the more fortune you will have in the new year
Legumes - USA especially black-eyed or cowpeas~ in the South the dish is called Hoppin' John
Pork - USA for wealth and prosperity in the new year ~pigs symbolize progress
Fish - USA for long life in this year and the years to come
Cakes - in some cultures a trinket or coin is hiden in the cake and the finder receives good luck
3. Interesting quotes and poems for New Year's.
Ring out the old, ring in the new,
Ring, happy bells, across the snow:
The year is going, let him go;
Ring out the false, ring in the true.
~Alfred, Lord Tennyson, 1850
Who unto man His Son hath given;
While angels sing with tender mirth,
A glad new year to all the earth.
We spend January 1 walking through our lives, room by room, drawing up a list of work to be done, cracks to be patched. Maybe this year, to balance the list, we ought to walk through the rooms of our lives... not looking for flaws, but for potential. ~Ellen Goodman
tags - New Year's, interesting