Jews don't celebrate the New Year on Jan 1st; that's a Christian custom! (Although American Jews, being thoroughly American, do celebrate Jan 1, but don't have any particular traditions relating to it) Our new year (Rosh HaShana) is usually in September (according to the Lunar Calendar), and most of the day is devoted to praying. The one food I remember from my childhood is apples dipped in honey, for a sweet year!
So I was going to go out to lunch with friends today, but the ice and snow on the roads, coupled with heavy snow this morning canceled it! :-(
I gave my cats a can of catfood -- wet food is a treat for them, so they celebrated the New Year, all right!
I told my friends we should just celebrate on a different day -- who cares when you celebrate, just as long as you do it! :-)