Tuesday, January 1, 2013
Do you have any unusual New Year's traditions? Here's five common ones many follow.
Through the years, New Year's Eve rituals and superstitions have been passed on. Here's five more common traditions: Origins of this well-known tradition are not as popular as the act itself. At the stroke of midnight, kissing a loved one is said to ensure continued affections between the pair into the New Year. Not kissing anyone at midnight is believed to bring one loneliness in the New Year. (If you're in a relationship, be sure to kiss your significant other no matter how much bubbly has been consumed. I'm not sure what that mistake would bring you in the New Year, but I can't imagine it's good.) It's fun, but this ritual was once used as a protective measure. The belief was that loud noise making would scare away evil spirits. …
Monday, December 31, 2012
Because kissing at the stroke of midnight is so last New Year's Eve.
Do you plan ahead? Listen up then, because Facebook is offering a new feature for New Year's Eve. Instead of clogging up the phone lines with mass texts and calls, schedule your good wishes ahead of time. Whether it's from near or far, you can wish any of your Facebook friends a Happy New Year at midnight in a personal message. Whether friends from Twinsburg and Solon want to swap messages or someone from Brecksville wants to wish someone a Happy New Year in New Jersey, it can be arranged. Facebook is now offering a service that will deliver a private message to any of your friends that will appear in their inbox at midnight Jan. 1. To get started, click here. You can even add a photo to the message. It's sort of like sending a …
Saturday, December 29, 2012
Check out these great events around Northeast Ohio
If you’re still looking for a great way to celebrate New Year’s Eve, you’re in luck. There are plenty of businesses in Northeast Ohio hosting special events for the holiday. Here are a few: Do you know of any other local businesses hosting special events for New Year’s Eve? Add the details in the comments or add them to our event calendar. Editor’s note: These events all had openings as of Dec. 21, but you’ll have to call the business to see if that’s still the case.