Each Yr This City In Pennsylvania Celebrates New Yr By Reducing A 400-Pound Marshmallow Peep


How will you be celebrating this New Yr’s Eve? Quietly, with a small group of shut pals? Or possibly you’ll go all out, ingesting costly champagne and taking pictures fireworks whereas carrying your most costly go well with? Nonetheless it could be, you would possibly wish to contemplate on extra possibility.

New York Metropolis has a practice of greeting New Yr by watching an enormous time ball drop. It has been carried on for greater than 100 years and many individuals can’t think about this celebration with out it. Nonetheless, one metropolis in Pennsylvania has an much more distinctive custom.

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As a substitute of a time ball, on New Yr’s Eve, the folks of Bethlehem, PA are dropping an enormous Marshmallow Peep

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This metropolis is the hometown of the well-known Peeps sweet and for each New Yr, the model organizes a 2-day pageant, known as Peepfest.

The pageant’s spotlight is the Peeps Chick drop

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The enormous chick, standing at four ft 9 in (1.44 m) tall and weighing 400 kilos, is slowly lowered as individuals are counting the final seconds of the yr.

The corporate says it’s an “iconic image that represents the PEEPS® model, our firm and our group.”

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“We sit up for celebrating with followers, a few of who journey from all around the nation, at PEEPSFEST®!”

Extra data:  Peepsfest | h/t: Insider

It actually is a distinctive custom that the folks of Bethlehem have been carrying on for 10 years!

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