Fun Facts about New Year’s:
People have been celebrating New Years for 4500 years, that is a super duper long time! First place was Babylon, Mesopotamia, which used to take up a big part of the Middle East.
In Italy, many folks wear red underwear on New Year’s Day because they believe it brings good luck. Germans eat cabbage because it looks like money and might bring riches.
In Canada, a lot of people jump in the water on New Year’s Day and become automatic members of the Polar Bear Club. Yours truly is one. The hard part was not the North Atlantic, it was running barefoot across the icy sand—so cold, it burned!