It’s the end of another year and the start of a new one. We hope you have had a great 2017 and we look forward to working with you in 2018.
In celebration of the New Year, our offices will be closed on Monday, January 1 and will reopen on Tuesday, January 2.
Clarus Communications can help with all things phone, network, SD-WAN, Cloud and more. Contact us today for your technology and software needs! As you celebrate, here are some fun facts to impress your family and friends:
About 1 million people gather in New York City’s Times Square to watch the ball drop. The Times Square NewYear‘s Eve ball drop came about because of a ban on fireworks. The first ball in 1907 was 700 pounds and was lit with 100 25-watt lights. The current ball puts the old one to shame (thanks to technology). Today, it is covered in 2,688 crystals, is lit by 32,000 LED lights, weighs 11,875 pounds and is 12 feet in diameter.
Be sure to eat leafy greens on New Years. Tradition says that the more leafy greens a person eats, the more prosperity he or she will experience (what an incentive for staying healthy!). Tradition also says that legumes bring prosperity because beans and peas look like coins.
Many people ring in New Years by popping open a bottle of champagne. Americans drink close to 360 million glasses of sparkling wine during this time. The bubbly stuff dates back to the 17th century when the cork was invented.
Auld Lang Syne, a song traditionally sung at the end of NewYear‘s parties, was written by poet Robert Burns in 1788. Though most people do not know the words to Auld Lang Syne, the overall message is that people have to remember their loved ones, dead or alive, and keep them close to their hearts.