When you kiss your significant other, you are celebrating a long-held New Year's Eve tradition meant to guarantee a good relationship throughout the following year.
- About 75% of New Year's Eve parties in the U.S. involve less than 25 people.
- In 1833, the tradition of a ball drop to signal the passage of time began in England's Royal Observatory at Greenwich. The first New Year's Eve ball was 5 feet in diameter and weighed 700 pounds.
- In 2008, a New Year's Eve ball was introduced at Times Square that weighs almost 12-thousand pounds.
- In Spain, it's common to eat 12 grapes at midnight for good luck. In Holland, donuts are eaten at midnight (hmmm, might have to try that!), and in the southern United States, black-eyed peas are consumed for luck and hope for wealth.