Woodman, English 310, CSUB
Brittany Stevens I celebrate New Year's by being with my family and watching the ball drop. We usually have friends come over and bbq. It's a relaxing night to start off the new year right!!!
I dont really have a tradition. It depends on whats going on that night. Usually I am with friends or family. The last couple of years I have spent it with my boyfriend Greg. As long as I am around the people who are important to me, I am happy. --Rachel Sterling
I always celebrate New Year's with my family. We usally stay up and as a family prepare tasty food like posole, buellos and canelas. Also when it is almost New Years all my family goes outside to "see the New Year." Also they say that by looking at the moon on New Year, you can tell what the new year will bring? Camila Ramirez
For New Year's usually my family and family friends get together and celebrate. For New Year's we have a late-night dinner which later becomes a feast. Usually someone keeps an eye on the watch to start off the counting of the last seconds in the soon to become old year. The only tradition that my family follows is the eating of 12 grapes. Each grape represents and individual month of the year. The grapes are chewed one by one in one minute to guarantee good luck in the up coming months of the year. This is how my family and I celebrate New Year's.Nancy Sanchez
For New Year's I spend the first half of the night with my family and the second half with friends. Usually, we just eat pizza and watch the ball drop. While hanging out, my friends and I generally discuss what our New Year's Resolutions and what we hope for in the new year.Kristen Perez
For New Year's most of my family gets together and we all have dinner. We play board games, eat a lot food, talk about our resolutions, place on bets on who will actually maintain their resolution, retell memories we will never forget, and remember family members who are no longer with us. We usually fill the house with balloons and once the clock strikes twelve the popping begins. It is a lot of fun, but the best part is being together with family.~Cindy Astorga
Sergio EspainRecently, my best friend, whom Ive known for almost ten years, will come to town from Texas, and we'll kick back. This last year, I made a huge dinner, we watched some movies, and reminisced about the adventures we used to have with girls and football. But as the clock is about to strike midnight, we usually uncork a bottle of scotch, which is reserved only for the two of us, and we celebrate the past year, and toast to the new year.
I grew up in Hawaii where fireworks are not illegal. Family and friends gather at my house where we have a large potluck dinner. Once dinner is over the firework popping begins. As the time gets closer to midnight the larger fireworks are brought out. Many long stringers of firecrackers, as many as 20,000 firecrackers on a stringer, are hung from poles high up and a couple of minutes before midnight they are lit. There are enough strings of firecrackers to last about a half an hour. Once the firecrackers are through we eat a Japanese style good luck soup to round up the night. But, the last two years I've spent my New Year's here in Bakersfield, definitely a different experience than what I am used to.Kari-Lyn Doria
I have always celebrated new years with my family. We are hispanic of Mexican descent, so our new years are always filled with a lot of food, sweats, and alcoholic beverages. For the past 2 years i have celebrated it in bakersfield, but i always celebrated in los angeles county.sarahi a veloz
I usually spend New Years at Mexico with all the family and friends. We have dinner, play games, stay up later than 12:00, break pinatas,fireworks, followed with some other un stuff. Ever since I remember we spend New years at Mexico, which I really enjoy. We really enjoy just being all together as a family.~Elvira Alvarez~
For New Year's I usually go camping with my family and some friends. We have a big pot luck. After we eat everyone just hangs out around the camp fire. We wait until its 12:00 and all have a toast. After that i usually just go to bed....Cory Brown
It really depends. Sometimes I just hang out at my friends house. This last year I went to a New Year's party with my girlfriend and her family. Pretty much go with whatever comes my way.
It really depends. Sometimes I just hang out at my friends house. This last year I went to a New Year's party with my girlfriend and her family. Pretty much go with whatever comes my way. Sorry forgot name. ~Joel P.
During New Year’s Eve, I will stay up until midnight to ring in the New Year. I will usually eat way too much food. I usually drink sparkling cider, but I became legal last year, so I’ll drink Champaign this New Year’s!!Tracy Slegers
On New Year's Eve, my family and I spend the whole day cooking food that is only cooked from the holidays. We tend to make tamales or tacos. Then, we watch movies and during the evening, we make a certain kind of dessert that we can enjoy for New Year's morning. We then wait for the New Years and about fifteen minutes before New Years, we pour cider and we each make a speech of what we were thankful for this year and our New Years Resolution. As soon as New Years begins and the ball drops, we hug each other and wish each other a happy New Years. We then go to sleep and in the morning, we wake up and watch the Rose Parade while eating our dessert and hot chocolate. After this, we basically do our chores and go through our day like its a regular day. Fatima Lucio
In the past I have celebrated with friends, or else I go to be... to, uh, start the year...refreshed(?).--Michael Adamson
What's interesting is that I have lived all around the world and witness many different cultures celebrate new years differently.I would say my favorite was in New Zealand, which i must add there new years is in the summer because when we have winter they have summer. We typically spend the entire day on the beach and when it gets dark there is a fireworks show. at 12am everyone jumps in the water. For some of people, bungy jumping off Auckland's tower is an amazing event. I managed to do that one year without my parents permission. The night all in all is spent with family, traditional Maori dancing, drinking and laughing. I will also have to add when I lived in New York City for three and a half years i had the pleasure of going to time square and watch the ball drop live. It is super loud and super crowded. But after 911 most of the fun was gone because they are so strict on security and you really can't be super drunk or be too wild or you will have thousands of eyes on you all night with guns pointed towards you.~Ali Zanial
I celebrate New Year's with my family. We cook a day before. And during December 31st we go to relatives' and friends' houses. At the evening we come back home and have a dinner together. We have lots of food every time. After we do the countdown, we call to relatives to congratulate them with a new year. Then we go outside to the street to do or watch fireworks. Later at night I go to hang out with my friends._Nigina Boltaeva
When I was younger every year my mom, brother, and I would stay up together and watch the ball drop on TV. Then right after midnight we would have to go to bed. Now that I am older, and living on my own, I celebrate new years with my friends. We go out to a bar or a club and bring in he new year with drinks and dancing and of course the countdown.Nicole Parker
For the New Year my family and I celebrate by cooking a traditional Mexican diner like tamales or posole on New Year's eve. We sit around the house and talk and laugh about so many things, having a great time. At around 11pm we turn on the T.V. to a spanish channel to see the ball drop. At 12 we all hug each other and wish for a Happy New Year.
For New Year's i usually go to Mexico and visit the family. we stay up late and attend mass to thank god for another new year. we eat a lot of traditional Mexican food. We also have fire works and lots of music. And when the clock hits 12:00 am give all family members hugs and wish each other a happy new year.**Edith**
I usually celebrate New Years with family. We all usually have a small party for adults and kids and watch the ball drop.Timeshia Womack
New Years is usually celebrated with close family. We all get together with fireworks and pots and pans and watch the ball drop. It is always a fun event for my family because it's usually a small family reunion also.
New Years is usually celebrated with close family. We all get together with fireworks and pots and pans and watch the ball drop. It is always a fun event for my family because it's usually a small family reunion also. ***Sean Collier
I celebrate New Year's by banging pots and pans outside at midnight. I also like to give the traditional midnight kiss to my boyfriend showing him I'm going to spend the rest of the year with him.~~Cassie Marchman
I celebrate New Year’s with my family. We usually go to service and have a late dinner. Friends and extended family are always invited and we play games as we watch the ball drop on television. It usually a pretty loud scene, with the little kids running around like zombies because they get to stay up late. My boys are usually past out by 10:30 pm however every time we try to lay them down they fight it claiming that they get to stay up late. ~Priscilla Caraballo~
I celebrate New Years by going out to party with friend and toast when New Years hit. Or I would spend it with my girl friend and we give each other a big fat smooch when the ball drops.Kenneth Clark
I celebrate New Years with family and friends or whatever is going on. We get together and have a party and have the 10 second count down to welcome the new year!-rosio sanchez
I spend my New Year with family and friends by celebrating the end of one year and the beginning of another. In addition, I go to a night club to get the evil out of me, and start fresh for the next year with new goals in life.Robert De Anda