It's that time of the year when the air is a little chilly and we are all set to welcome in a brand new year. This is the time when we not only party hard but also plan for a fresh start making bold and optimistic New Year resolutions.
So, while you revel in these celebrations, how about bringing some festive spirit to your desktop?
Here, we have curated a list of the best high-definition (HD) New Year wallpapers that will lift your holiday spirits.
1. A Happy New Year Indeed
Did you know that the first public New Year's Eve celebration took place in Times Square back in 1904 and was initiated by the world-renowned news organization, New York Times.
2. With a Tinge of Purple
Speaking of purple, did you know that the color originally came from the mucus glands of the Purpura sea snails.
3. What are Your New Year Resolutions?
Is learning to cook a part of your New Year Resolution? If Yes, here are the top Android apps for cooking that should come in handy.
4. January Vibes
Did you know that the name January is derived from Janus, the Roman God of beginnings and transitions?
5. A Pastel Affair
Different countries celebrate New Year's Eve in different ways. The people of Stonehaven celebrate it by swinging fireballs around their heads. Scary, if you ask me.
6. The Sparkle of Fireworks
Fireworks play a huge part in any New Year's celebration party around the world. If you're in London, the fireworks can be seen in most popular places like Piccadilly Lights, Royal Festival Hall, and the BT Tower.
7. A New and Different Year
Did you Know that the country, Ethiopia, doesn't follow the Gregorian calendar? The Ethiopian calendar has 13 months instead of the standard 12 months and they celebrate New Year in September.
8. Let the Party Continue
The highest amount of Champagne bottles is sold in the holiday season, which is the time between Christmas and New Year, in the United States. In fact, it's estimated that around 360 million glasses of wine are consumed on the New Year's Eve alone.
9. Wish All Your Best Friends
The holiday season is filled with fun events. So, while you are at it, don't forget to keep your pets calm. They may think they are being left out. Do spend some time with your little friends too.
10. The Ball Drop Moment
For thousands of people in New York, the beginning of the New Year is marked by dropping a crystal ball and these balls have different crystal panes each year. The New Year ball of 2018 will go by the name of The Gift of Serenity.
11. The Moment is Nearly There
Did you know that the Gregorian calendar, which almost all countries (Ethiopia begs to differ) follow, was first adopted by the Roman Catholic Church in 1582.
So, how are you planning to ring in 2018? Do share your thoughts in comments.