An ideal New Year’s trivia quiz consists of the events, history, and traditions surrounding the magical and mystical aura of the New Year’s Day and eve. The day of New Year’s is usually celebrated with bottles of champagne and near-blinding and absolutely breathtaking stellar show of firework-artistry.
But even then, there are different ways people around the globe mark the start of a new year. So if you are a New Year’s Eve lunatic who knows which event happened in which year, area or do you just know a lot about New Year’s Eve in general, this quiz is perfect for you!
Test your New Year trivia knowledge with this collection of printable New Year Trivia Questions and answers perfect for your friends and family to enjoy on the memorable New Year’s Eve Quiz night.
History of New Year
Julius Caesar, after becoming the Roman dictator, decided that the traditional Roman calendar needed a reform. Caesar, in designing his new calendar, enlisted the aid of an Alexandrian astronomer who advised him to do away with the lunar cycle entirely and follow the solar year.
The year was calculated to be 365 and 1/4 days to begin on January 1, rather than in March. He also decreed that every four years a day be added to February for the reason to theoretically keeping his calendar from falling out of step. During the Middle Ages, the celebration of New Year’s Day in January fell out of practice due to an inappropriate evaluation of new year’s calculations so, in the 1570s, the Gregorian calendar was implemented correcting the calculations. Since then, people around the world have gathered on January 1 to celebrate the arrival of the New Year.
New Year Trivia Facts
The 8th most common New Year’s resolution is to improve a relationship.
Only around 40% of us will make a New Year’s resolution.
January is named after a god without with two faces.
About 22% of Americans cop to passing out before the clock strikes.
The New Year’s kiss has been around since the Middle Ages.
The ball drop is over 100 years old.
Southerners eat black-eyed peas on New Year’s Day for good luck.
Celebrating the New Year dates back 4,000 years.
There is a music festival every New Year’s eve in the Antarctic called ‘Icestock’.
Mexicans celebrate New Year’s Eve, by eating a grape.
New Year Trivia Questions & Answers
Q: What is the most traditional breakfast meal considered in few US parts?
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