Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Another Year Begins

Well, it is that time of the year again --The time when the old year ends and a new year begins.

And, as this is being uploaded to the web, the famous Times Square New Year’s Eve ball has just dropped. And 2014 has begun !

Some people ignore the event and just sleep through it.


Many folks saw the new year “in” while in prayer.

Others celebrate the coming of the new year in crazed and drunken parties.

Still others will be at home alone or with family or friends or at calmer parties but stop to watch via TV the Ball Drop in Times Square.

And, each year that ball gets larger, more ornate, and more expensive.

As you probably know, the Ball is made of (gasp) Waterford Crystal !

And speaking of the The Ball drop in New York City.

Everyone loves it.

But how did this tradition get started?

To find out HERE'S THE LINK to the history behind american new years eve celebrations