Why Do We Kiss At Midnight On New Year’s Eve?
3 ... 2 ... 1 .... HAPPY NEW YEAR ... and then everyone kisses.
It might not seem like a big deal to people with a significant other, but I've seen some people seriously stress out about who to kiss when the clock strikes twelve on New Year's Eve. Why? Where did the kissing tradition even come from?
According to NJ.com, the NYE kissing custom isn't anything new. In fact, Kissing at midnight on New Years is thought to date from at least Middle Ages.
"It was believed that the first person you saw at the very start of the year set the tone for the next 12 months, so to be safe, people began keeping loved ones close at the stroke of midnight January 1st."
What happens if you don't lock lips at midnight? Most likely nothing, but some people believe that if you don't kiss your "beloved" when the clock strikes twelve there will be a "year of coldness" between you and your boo.
So, don't stress the midnight kiss just have fun!