Every year, more than 1 ton of confetti drops in Times Square during the New Year’s Eve celebration.
Confetti is an integral part of a New Year’s celebration.
With confetti comes different customs and traditions that will bring you luck in the new year. Creating a New Year’s Resolution is a tradition. Setting goals to accomplish in the new year is only a part of the resolution, don’t forget to stick to your goals and complete them! Another custom is to cheer and throw confetti. Another tradition is to dress up for New Year’s Eve and celebrate with your friends and family. Since the new year is coming, being with the people you love the most is a good start to the new year! Dressing up nice also sets the example for the new year, as you start the new year looking nice and end it well-dressed.
Even in past civilizations, they had their own rituals and customs.
The earliest recorded festivities in honor of a new year’s arrival date back some 4,000 years to ancient Babylon. For the Babylonians, the first new moon following the vernal equinox—the day in late March with an equal amount of sunlight and darkness—heralded the start of a new year. They marked the occasion with a massive religious festival called Akitu (derived from the Sumerian word for barley, which was cut in the spring) that involved a different ritual on each of its 11 days. In addition to the new year, Atiku celebrated the mythical victory of the Babylonian sky god Marduk over the evil sea goddess Tiamat and served an essential political purpose: It was during this time that a new king was crowned or that the current ruler’s divine mandate was symbolically renewed.
Ringing in the New Year is a time for reflecting on the past, preparing for the new, and, of course, celebrating! With the New Year being chimed in around 200 times in different time zones on New Year’s Day!
Ever Wonder about the Timezones around the Globe?
4 am Petropavlosk, New Zealand, Fiji, Guam
5am New Caledonia, Guadalcanal
6 am Vladiovstak, Australia, New Guinea, Tasmania
7am Tokyo, Asaka, Seoul
8 am Canton, Peking, Hong Kong, Philippines, Perth
9am Jakarta, Java, Bangkok, Rangoon
10 am Calcutta, Sri Lanka, New Delhi
11 am Pakistan, Afghanistan
12pm Gorki, Rostov, Iran
1 pm Moscow, Iraq, Kenya, Ethiopia, Saudi Arabia
2 pm Helsinki, Romania, Egypt, Sudan, South Africa, Greece, Turkey
3 pm France, Holland, Denmark, Libya, Norway, Sweden, Spain, Italy
4 pm England, Ireland, Portugal, Scotland, Ghana, Iceland, Greenwich*
5pm Cape Verda, Azores
6 pm Cape Disappointment, Falkland Islands
7 pm Greenland, Rio de Janeiro, Guyana
7:30 pm Newfoundland
8 pm Chile, Venezuela, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands
9 pm New York, Miami, Columbia, Peru, Montreal, Bahamas, Cuba, Jamaica
10 pm Mexico City, Chicago, Winnipeg, Costa Rica, Galapagos Islands
11 pm Boise, Mazatlan, Calgary
12 am Mountain View, Seattle, Portland, Vancouver, Los Angeles, Guadalupe
1am Marquesas Islands, Alaska
2 am Hawaii, Aleutian Islands
3 am Midway Island, Roosevelt Island, Western Samoa
Here are a few ideas on how to ring in the New Year with you and yours!
2023 New Wave NYE Countdown at City National Grove, Anaheim
Events By BPM present the White Theme New Wave NYE Countdown at the City National Grove of Anaheim! Relive the ‘80s with many classic hits. Generation Jazz will perform during cocktail hour, and Lani Phambulous will host the event. Doors open at 7 PM. Get your tickets here before they sell out!
GardenWalk New Year Countdown, Anaheim
The Countdown to 2023 @ STC GardenWalk will be a blast for family and friends of all ages! Join the GardenWalk for a live band, live performances, street vendors, 80+ carnival games, and a prize raffle! Get your tickets now!
New Years Celebrations at the JW Marriott Anaheim Resort, Anaheim
The JW Marriott Anaheim Resort has TWO fantastic events to share with you all this New Year’s Eve! First, you can dance your heart out with a DJ set and stunning views of Anaheim’s skyline at the Parkestry Rooftop Bar. You’ll even get a free firework show from Disneyland! Or — Ring in the new year with an all-inclusive New Year’s Eve experience with decadent drinks, food, and luxury accommodations through the JW Marriott Anaheim Resort’s Dine and Dazzle Special.
NYElectric 2023, Irvine
The newly remodeled Irvine Marriott Hotel is partnering with VIP Nightlife to host a New Year’s Eve party with multiple DJs, and a four-hour premium open bar from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Enjoy NYElectric 2023 with two party areas, casino games, and a New Year’s countdown. Tickets start at $200. Get yours now!
Lucky Strike, Orange
Roll into the New Year at Lucky Strike’s NYE Party. Book an NYE package anytime from 6 PM to close and enjoy 2 hours of bowling, shoe rentals, chips and salsa, mac and cheese bites, unlimited soft drinks, a champagne toast, and party favors. Each lane booked requires a 4-guest minimum and an eight-guest max per lane.
NYE Party at the Copper Door, Santa Ana
Ring in the New Year at the Copper Door with Live DJ music, Confetti Cannons, Complimentary Champagne Toast at Midnight, Party Favors, and more! Dress to impress in upscale cocktail attire.
Prohibition NYE Art Deco Marvel at Union Station, Los Angeles
Travel back to the 1920s for this massive prohibition-era-themed NYE party. Prohibition NYE at Union Station is set in Downtown’s 1930s Art Deco marvel, Union Station. The handsome station serves as the decadent celebration’s backdrop, featuring a DJ set from Neil Frances, a jazz ensemble, burlesque dancers, custom cocktails, and champagne.
Santolina Rooftop At The Beverly Hilton New Years’ Eve Party 2023 Beverly Hills
Santolina’s is hosting a spectacular rooftop New Year’s Eve event that captures Los Angeles’s top spot for coastal chic and elegance. Exploding onto the LA scene with a premier location atop the iconic Beverly Hills Hilton, the setting for this New Year’s Eve party boasts spectacular 360-degree panoramic rooftop views.
GIMME GIMME DISCO New Years’ Eve Party, Palm Springs
Celebrate New Years’ Eve with a disco dance party inspired by ABBA! Gimme Gimme Disco Special NYE Party will be at Palm Springs’ newest nightclub, Pretty Faces! Get your tickets now!
Pretend City Museum, Irvine
Experience four times the fun with a unique New Year’s experience. Pretend City is hosting its annual Noon Year’s Eve, with four different celebrations to accommodate the different time zones. Children will get the opportunity to experience art through the New Year as they get to make their own noisemakers.
NYE at the Heat Lounge, Anaheim
Enjoy the ultimate celebration at the Heat Lounge. There will be food, live video countdown, champagne at midnight, and much more! Also, experience a live view of Disney’s fireworks with complimentary party favors.
New Year’s Eve at Tandoor Cuisine of India, Orange
Enjoy a three course meal of Indian food to celebrate New Year’s Eve! Tandoor Cuisine of India. Invite your friends and family for a midnight champagne with delicious food.
Bulgarian New Year, Costa Mesa
Celebrate the New Year in traditional Bulgarian fashion. Bulgarian New Year is an event hosted by St. Zlata Bulgarian Orthodox Church. A full-course dinner accompanies the celebration. This is their first New Year’s event since the pandemic, so join them for good food and a good time!
Kick off New Year’s Eve at the happiest place on earth! Disneyland offers an amazing fireworks show special only to New Year’s Day. Compared to their other firework shows this one is in special honors of New Year’s.
New Year’s Eve Torchlight Parade, 13
Experience an unforgettable New Year Eve parade on Big Bear’s slopes. The Torchlight Parade will include skiers providing a fire show with a live DJ. The show will start after 7 pm.
Always remember to drink responsibly! Here are some rideshare apps to help you get home safely this New Year’s Eve.