History of New Year’s Eve Kiss

According to some cultural historians, the tradition of kissing at the stroke of midnight on New Year’s Eve dates back to old English and German folklore that held that the first person you encounter in the New Year is indicative of the luck that awaits you in the year ahead.

Over time, this evolved to people ensuring that their loved ones were nearby, and the shared kiss came to symbolize the hope that love will last throughout the year.

But others contend that the kiss came about at masked balls held on New Year’s Eve. The masks represented evil spirits of the old year. At midnight, the masks were removed, and revelers kissed as a way to purify the New Year.


Forget about making plans. You won’t need a reservation! Each time you dine at Holly’s Restaurant between December 1st and 20th, 2011, you will be entered to win a FREE New Year’s Dinner, valued up to $50!


Use your $5 off Holiday Gift from Hollys by the end of December 2011!


Do you have a funny photo with Santa? Maybe it will win you a FREE $50 Gift Card!

Just drop off a copy of your funniest picture with Santa between December 1st and December 10th, 2011 with your name and phone number written on the back and we will put it on display in the restaurant. Each person who dines with us during the month of December can vote for their favorite photo. The photo with the most votes at the end of the month


Winner will be announced on January 1st, 2012. Photos will not be returned. Our lucky winning photo will be published in our next newsletter. Good luck and happy voting!

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