Library has New Year’s fun facts

All branches of the Webster Parish Library system will be closed on the dates listed below in observance of the New Year. They are wishing all patrons a prosperous and fulfilling 2022! 

Fun facts about New Years: 

1. Time Square New Year’s Eve Ball was first dropped in 1907 after there was a fireworks ban. The original ball weighed 700 pounds and featured 100 25-watt bulbs.

2. Forty-five percent of Americans make New Year’s resolutions.

3. Black eyed peas, ham, and cabbage are considered good luck if you eat them on New Year’s Eve or Day because it is believed they will bring you money.

4.  2,000 pounds of confetti are dropped on the crowd in Times Square at midnight.

5. The first ever New Year celebrations took place back in 2000 BC,. The Mesopotamians started this tradition of celebrating New Year.

Happy New Year Webster Parish!

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