New Year’s Eve traditions from around the world include eating grapes, wearing polka dots, watching fireworks, eating black-eyed peas, sporting your best pair of lucky underwear and then, of course, the kiss.
If selfie was the word of 2013, what will 2014 bring?
Where better to find out than on Martha’s Vineyard.
The Harbor View hosts its annual big bash on Tuesday night, with the Sultans of Swing and the Mike Benjamin Band. Party-only tickets are sold out but packages with lodging are still available. Call 508-627-3761.
Otherwise grab a blanket and a bottle of bubbly and catch the fireworks over Edgartown Harbor at midnight.
Vineyard First Night Festivities Welcome the New Year 2001
By Katherine Wiley
This New Year's Eve, many Islanders brought in 2001 without
champagne toasts and elegant balls. Instead, they celebrated with ghost
tours, sea chanteys and contra dancing as part of Martha's
Vineyard First Night.