Here is the question :
THE NEW YEAR’S EVE BALL DROP TRADITION HAS ORIGINS IN WHICH COUNTRY?
Here is the option for the question :
- South Korea
And, the answer for the the question is :
[STC002982] The dropping of the ball at midnight on New Year’s Eve has evolved into the most iconic part of the New Year’s Eve celebrations in New York City. However, were you aware that this custom was first practiced in England? “Time balls” made their debut for the first time in 1829 in the harbor of Portsmouth, England, then in 1833 at the Royal Observatory in Greenwich, England. The captains of ships in the area were able to keep accurate time thanks to these balls, which would fall every day at one o’clock in the afternoon. Despite the fact that they were developed to assist sailors, they quickly became a popular tourist destination, and people would come to watch the ball drop. The first one to be constructed in the United States can be found on top of the United States Naval Observatory in Washington, District of Columbia.