Ring in the New Year with sparklers for New Year’s Eve! Around the United States and around the world, December 31st is the largest party night of the year, and for good reason; it’s the last party night of the year! While there are many classic items to help you celebrate the changing of the calendar, a growing number of people are using sparklers for New Year’s Eve. Because of their increasing popularity, we have decided to join the celebration and make our entire line of products available year-round, most importantly our New Year’s sparklers.
While we generally promote our full line of wedding sparklers, sky lanterns, and wooden roses for use at weddings, we simply can’t ignore the growing demand for sparklers for New Year’s Eve. In fact, we have come to realize that there are several holidays, many of which just as important as weddings; that can become even more fun and exciting when enhanced by the beauty and pizzazz that sparklers offer. For this reason, we are now offering New Year’s Eve sparklers as part of our collection.
A Brief History of New Year’s Eve
For at least the last four millennia, countries and civilizations around the world have been celebrating the start of each New Year with large gatherings, festivals, and parties. In modern times our New Year’s celebrations begin on December 31 (New Year’s Eve), the last day of the Gregorian calendar, and continue into the early hours of January 1 (New Year’s Day). Many people also celebrate on New Year’s Day itself, but this usually consists of much more tame events such as brunches or dinner with their families.
How America Celebrates with Sparklers for New Year’s Eve
One of the most notable commonly practiced traditions on New Year’s Eve is watching the “ball drop” in Times Square, New York City. The first ball drop in Times Square took place on December 31, 1907, and has been held annually ever since except in 1942 and 1943 when wartime blackouts prevented the ball drop ceremony from going ahead as scheduled. While the ball has changed its look and design many times over the years, it has always been and will continue to remain America’s favorite New Year’s Eve tradition. The most recent tradition is using sparklers for New Year’s Eve, and the popularity of it is growing each year.
Along with the 4th of July, Veterans Day, and other patriotic holidays, New Year’s celebrations and fireworks go hand-in-hand. Large scale city fireworks shows fill the sky at midnight on New Year’s Eve across the country, and many spectators get involved by burning New Year’s Eve sparklers while the shows are illuminating the skylines.
Other common traditions include attending parties or backyard barbecues, eating special New Year’s foods, colorful funny hats, noisemakers, and making resolutions for the New Year. No matter how you chose to celebrate on New Year’s Eve, everyone agrees that it is a time for coming together, remembering the events of the past year, and looking forward to the upcoming year with optimism.