The Truth about New Year's DaySelect the image to read or print this booklet online, or visit our literature request form to order a free copy.

Where did our modern New Year’s Day celebrations come from? Why do so many people observe this day with parties and excessive consumption of alcohol? Why does our new year begin during winter—in the middle of the night? Who are Father Time and the New Year’s Babe? Our free booklet explains the relationships between our traditions and the celebrations of old.

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