AUSTIN, Texas – While countries all around the world have unique New Year’s traditions, America has a variety of customs as well, ranging from watching a giant crystal-covered ball drop in Time’s Square, drinking Champagne at midnight, and eating black-eyed peas New Year’s Day.
• The Time’s Square ball weighs nearly six tons
• 360 million glasses of sparkling wine are consumed in the U.S. each New Year’s Eve
• New Year’s Eve is the busiest night of the year for celebratory gunfire.
WalletHub went hunting for the most interesting factoids about New Year’s Eve to help people better understand and enjoy the occasion. There is still a lot to learn about even the most famous New Year’s traditions.
Here are some of their findings: