New Years is a time of celebration, a time of new, a time for resolutions that we may never stick to and a time for goals that we sorely hope to achieve. A time for introspection, a time for counting of blessings and a time for just a little bit more fun before the daily grind comes in again with the beginning of the January work and school year. Luckily, though we here at Sir Holiday thought how could we shed some interest and hopefully a little bit more fun into your New Year’s Eve party conversation, well what about random facts. You never know, maybe just throw one in by the punch bowl and you might just become the man of the year and who knows what kind of luck you’ll have for the year ahead then!
Well, let’s begin with my personal favorite fact, according to Ancient Hawaiian custom their New Year tradition was that the celebrations would last for a period of around four months. Imagine having four month long festivities. During this time no wars or battles of any kind could be carried out, there would be dancing, plenty of feasts and just all around happiness. But who could be anything but happy when it comes to having a four month holiday?
Have you ever been to a music festival in the Antarctic Ocean? No, well, you should consider it, because on each and every New Year’s Eve there is a music festival known as Ice Stock that takes place in the Antarctic Ocean.
There is a reason that Russia is known all over the world for taking things a little bit further, slightly grander and this habit does not shy away from New Year’s celebrations. Oh no, in Russia they celebrate New Year’stwice, the first time is on January the 1st and the second set of celebrations occurs on January the 14th. Talk about calling for an encore.
Now if you are a child you may want to skip New Year’s celebrations in Akita, Japan. Why, well the men in this particular region of Japan may get drunk, dress up like a malevolent demon and chase you around for being lazy or not listening to your parents. This is not the time of the year to get on your parents nerves, especially if you live in Akita, Japan!
In Peru on Christmas Day, all of the towns people gather together and settle quarrels in the traditional fashion. To put it more plainly, they end their squabbles by having a fist fight; anyone with issues can fight from the children right through to the men and women. Once all of the fights have been had, they head on down to local bars and go drinking together as one big, happy family. This tradition is to ensure that no quarrels or problems are brought with the community into the New Year, which is a very good practise.
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