Happy New Year, Leslie!
Well, the new year doesn’t officially start until 12 o’clock midnight, but it’s close enough. People countdown from ten and when they get to one and it’s exactly midnight, everybody yells Happy New Year! A lot of people go to parties, and sometimes they kiss someone right at midnight, and it’s a whole big thing.
Oh, and for good luck, some people yell Aardvark! because it used to be the first word in the dictionary. I guess there are a lot of stupid traditions.
Anyway, Happy New Year!