December 31, 2016
National Champagne Day is observed annually on December 31st. While genuine champagne only comes from France’s Champagne region, there is plenty of bubbly available from Italy, California and even the South of France. Ringing in the New Year is the perfect opportunity each year to celebrate National Champagne Day.
Pop open a bottle of your favorite champagne. (Remember to always drink responsibly and never drink and drive.)
Today, of course, is also New Year’s Eve! Send your best wishes to loved ones near and far!
This special occasion is celebrated across the globe. Many cultures have fireworks displays and other festivities to celebrate the start of the New Year. In Mexico, people make a wish and eat a grape with each of the twelve chimes of the bell during the countdown to the New Year. In Brazil, they typically dress in white to bring good luck and peace for the year to come.
In the United States, New Year’s Eve is a major social holiday. Huge crowds gather in New York City to watch the ball drop in Times Square, a tradition that began in 1907 after firecrackers were outlawed. At midnight, it is customary to kiss a loved one, toast with champagne, and sing “Auld Lang Syne.”
Celebrate New Year’s Eve at home with your family or out on the town with your friends, and enjoy the countdown to midnight! And of course uncork (safely) your favorite Champagne.
Happy New Year from all of us at FoodiesUSA… Cheers!