New Years Eve Writing
Here are 10 New Years Eve writing prompts you can use to ring in the holiday with your classroom or your own personal journal. If you enjoyed these prompts, buy the entire collection of 1,000 Writing Prompts for Holidays on Amazon.
New Year's Eve is the final day of the Gregorian calendar, the calendar that
most of the world uses. Some countries and religions use different calendars,
so they have a celebration on a different day. What would it be like to use a
different calendar with different months and holidays than most people?
In 1582, Pope Gregory XIII instituted the Gregorian calendar to fix an error in
the previously used Julian calendar. Imagine if you found a mistake that
required everyone to change something they used every single day. What might it
be and why?
Many people take the final week of the year to remember what happened in the
previous year. Would you rather look backward to what happened or look forward
to the new things that are about to happen? Why?
One New Years Eve tradition is to make a toast to the upcoming year. Which of
your friends would you choose to make such a speech at your celebration? What
would he or she talk about and why?
While most people think of Thanksgiving as a time to give thanks, some
religious New Year's traditions involve giving thanks for all the great things
that have happened in the last year. What are some of the best things that
happened to you in the outgoing year? How could you best give thanks to the
You can watch the ball drop in New York Times Square on New Year's Eve, but it
isn't the only item dropped to ring in the new year. Oranges, beach balls,
crabs, ducks, ukuleles and even reality TV stars have been dropped to signify
the new year. What item do you think your town would enjoy dropping during the
holiday and why?
The Polar Bear Club is a group of brave, crazy individuals who jump into the
freezing cold water on New Year's Day, often to raise money for charity.
Describe what it might be like to dive into such ice-cold water. How would you
feel and would you ever do it again?
Babies born at the beginning of New Year's Day are sometimes given prizes that
range from baby food to gift certificates for being a New Year baby. What do
you think it would be like to have your birthday on New Year's Day every year?
Would you enjoy it or rather that your birthday be on a less-celebrated day?
Auld Lang Syne, a poem published by Scottish poet Robert Burns, is often sung
after the clock strikes midnight on New Year's Eve. The song is meant to
remember the past year with fondness, even though some things will be
forgotten. What things might you forget in the next year that you remember now?
Why? 380. Many celebrants use noisemakers for fun on
New Year's Eve, but originally it was thought that such noise would drive away
evil spirits. Do you believe that loud noises keep us safe from ghosts and
ghouls or that such things simply don't exist? Why do you feel that way?
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Written by Bryan Cohen
Bryan Cohen is the author of more than 30 books, many of which focus on creative writing and blasting through that pesky writer's block. His books have sold more than 20,000 copies. You can find him on Google+ and Facebook.
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