Every year, people across the world gather to ring in the new year with hopes of a brighter tomorrow and predictions of what the upcoming year will bring (hopefully, something better than 2016).
Though the holiday has become popularly known as a night of partying, there's more to it than Champagne and resolutions you probably will have forgotten in a month.
An occasion that was first known to be acknowledged in Mesopotamia around 2000 B.C. slowly developed into the traditions we adhere to today.
Here's to 2017.
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