New Year in America – Traditions and Customs

(Last Updated On: July 25, 2017)

The America is very famous and royal country in term of its celebrations and festivities. Get ready to yourself and your family, friends to be a part of the great celebrations to discover the American New Year royal traditions and have fun-filled moments on the occasion of New Year.With the coming New Year, you can enjoy the various traditions of New Year in America. In the US, the new year is a declared public holiday and everyone eagerly awaits for the celebrations.

So the celebrations call you for the great exploration with the different American New Year traditions that amaze fireworks, parties, gifts and musical events. America is the main attraction during the occasions of Christmas and New Year. You can expect a variety of people from all corners of the world joining to enjoy the festive mood.

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New Year Traditions and Preparations in the US: 

For the celebration of New year and for the experience of enjoyable moments American people use to prefer gatherings that include watching of championship football games in the stadiums. The streets are crowded with youth and energetic elderly people dressed fashionably to welcome the new year with great enthusiastic.
On another hand, these enjoyable celebration includes the famous Times Square in the New York City hosts several events which are hosted by the television celebrity Dick Clark. Many people from different locations love to watching these programs broadcast on the television with all their family and friends. For the occasions of New Year streets are decorated with lanterns, flashlights, and colored papers. Flags are also adorned to express happiness. The most attractive vibrant colored electric apples are lowered to the ground at the time when people start saying “Happy New Year”.

People of US are very popular all around the world for their fun loving nature. At the time of New Year, one can pretty evidently experience that. People with a smile on their faces are all around the town, showing their enthusiastic and exciting participation in New Year celebrations made at different places. With different themes.

People from different regions can be a part of American New Year celebrations and have experience for vibrant customs are very colorful and entertaining event. People can have fun at the dance parties which is one of the famous and major celebrations on New Year eve. At the stroke of midnight, all the Americans share kisses and express their New Year greetings. This tradition came into existence from the masked ball which symbolizes evil spirits. It is believed that when you kiss it wades off the evil spirits and purifies the new beginning.

Usually, for the celebrations of this occasions, people move out of their houses along with their friends and families and plan out their New Year evenings and New Year days on the bars, restaurants, clubs, and other party places. Some other people organize house parties, with only close friends and family people being invited. With the change of celebrating ways, people have altered this tradition. They honk car horns to express the announcement of New Year party time. People shows their excitement and happiness to blow paper blowers and whistles which are very exciting ways of wishing happy new year!

Famous Traditional American feast on New year:

In the US, it is believed that black-eyed beans are very lucky. It is American custom on New Year to prepare special dinner with different cuisines to gather for family feasts.

On this occasion, people use to prepare a special soul food with rice which is popularly called Hoppin’ John is consumed with black eyed beans. During the party people also, have cakes and champagne which is considered very auspicious.

South American New Year traditions:

In South America, New Year is known as ‘Ano Viejo’. People use to with a create fake person or dummies and it is placed outside the home with the speacial part theme. These dummies looking toy is stuffed with waste papers and firecrackers. The dummy is dressed like human and it is believed that this symbolized last year.

At the midnight, all the elders of the family set the dummies on fire. This depicts the wading off the old year and evils to welcome the new year. As the dummy burns the firecrackers also go off to add sparkle and color. This is enjoyed by the children in America. Wish you all a very happy and festive New Year!