Using a baby to signify the New Year began in ancient Greece around 600 B.C.
January is named for the Roman god Janus, who had two faces, one
looking back, the other
The original New Year's Eve Ball in Times Square was a 700 pound
ball of iron and wood covered with 25 watt bulbs.
The modern ball weighs 11,875 pounds, is 12 feet in diameter and is
covered with 2,668 Waterford crystals.
Don’t eat lobster or chicken in January. Lobsters can move backward
and chickens can scratch in reverse, so these foods could bring a
reversal of fortune.
By the second week of January, twenty five percent of people have
abandoned their resolutions.
Forbes magazine reports that only eight percent of people actually
achieve their New Year's resolution.
January 19 is National Popcorn Day. January 20 is National Cheese
Lover's Day. January 21 is National Hug Day. In my house, I
celebrate them all together and have 'hug some cheese popcorn
day'. It is much easier.