The Romans used to exchange gifts on New Year's Eve and in the middle ages the Christians changed this gift giving event to December 25 which coincided with the birth of Jesus.
New Year's is considered the "oldest" holiday where it originally was celebrated for 11 days. It is the only holiday that is celebrated across nationalities, countries and religions.
In Sicily the "good luck" meal consists of lasagna. However, eating any other type of noodle, including macaroni is considered back luck.
In the United States, people would wear masks on New Year's Eve. The removal at midnight signified the washing away of evil spirits and then a kiss was a recognition of purification.
So resolutions are a form of biding farewell to the past and looking forward to the future. The Queen's resolutions are to offer a comfortable atmosphere, innovative shopping opportunities and great customer service in each of our locations.
The Queen of Hearts wishes everyone a very happy, healthy and prosperous 2012.