Just a second past midnight, on January 1, we will celebrate a new year. It would really be an unremarkable transition until we decided that this is the day that ends one year and begins the next.
The ticking clock always prompts us to set our sights afar, casting our eyes dreamily on the hands wondering what the new year will offer us. It’s a day where we take a look at our past year, remember the highs and lows, then say goodbye.
There is no other moment of the year that gets this type of attention. Why has this celebration occurred for as long as there have been calendars? Because it gives us 365 days to keep chronological score of our lives. Yay! We made it through another year. We’re still here.
We raise our glasses and toast to our perseverance. Then, there are the resolutions–we want to eat healthier, travel more, exercise more, find true love, get a raise or anything else you might like to work on in the new year. These simple commitments, even for a moment, makes us feel as if we have some control over our lives in the uncertain days to come.
It doesn’t matter that around 88 percent of people fail to achieve their resolutions. Throughout history, resolutions have been recorded. The Jews sought and offered forgiveness. The Babylonians would return borrowed objects. The Scots would visit neighbors to wish them well. There are also the food customs. The Dutch believe the circle is a symbol of success, so, they eat donuts. Greeks bake a Vassilopitta cake with a coin inside. The Chinese created fireworks. In New York, the world gathers to watch the Times Square ball drop. It is the globally iconic symbol that most people have viewed at least once, if not every year.
It was as early as 1904 that revelers celebrated New Year’s Eve in Times Square. Although, it was in 1907 that the New Year’s Eve Ball made its first descent from the flagpole on top of One Times Square. The first ball was made of iron, wood and one hundred 25-watt light bulbs. It also weighed 700 pounds.
The ball dates back to the first “time-ball” installed atop England’s Royal Observatory at Greenwich in 1833. The ball would drop at 1 p.m. every day, so that captains can set their chronometers. The New Year’s Eve celebration may as well be labeled the party of the year.
Holiday celebrations can be segregated by religion. With New Year’s Eve, it is not religion-based so, more people feel free to celebrate the day.
The question is, what will you wear? Here are four fabulous white dresses to brighten up your New Year’s Eve celebration. You can also find all of the happy dresses at this lovely online clothing boutique for women.
Harrah Dress in White
New Year’s Eve parties can start with dinner, then move on to cocktails up to the champagne toast. This dress lets you do it all with style.
It is a unique design for the simple fact that it is fitted all the way down to the adorable flair at the bottom. That is why this dress will truly brighten up your day with its attention to detail. You can start off with a three-course meal, then take your regal self to enjoy the rest of the festivities.
Slip Me Under Dress in Ivory
When you hit that New Year’s Eve party, you are going to want to dance. This dress let’s you move with ease; you’ll be twisting the night away. The white is bold, and the black lace gives a subtle adoration that serves to highlight the fluid lines of the dress.
What makes it even more perfect is all you have to do is slip it on. It is not too tight where you feel like you can