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The history of the New Year’s kiss

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When the clock strikes midnight on New Years Eve, it is guaranteed that a kiss will be shared. Ringing in the new year with a kiss is an age old tradition- but why?

According to  ladysmithgazette.com, the New Years Kiss dates back to the Ancient Romans who threw annual parties to celebrate the new year where they would kiss each other as much as possible.

This practice would later be adopted by the English and Germans who would kiss whoever they met at the stroke of twelve.

In many cultures, it is said that kissing whoever you are closest to at midnight will strengthen your relationship.

In today’s culture, the kiss really doesn’t hold any major significance other than being a fun tradition– and an excuse to plant one on your boo.

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