Happy New Year!
Ready to ring in 2009? We know how they celebrate at Times Square. In fact, you can watch a live webcast of people celebrating in New York and around the world. In other countries, people have different ways of celebrating the new year. In Mexico, people eat one grape for each chime of the clock and make a wish for the new year. In Venezuela, people wear yellow underwear for good luck. In Japan, people eat soba noodles because their length symbolizes long life. At midnight, Greeks eat a cake called a vasilopita with a gold coin baked inside. Whoever gets the piece with the coin will have a good year. So "drink a cup of kindness yet" for 2009.