Happy New Year!
My family celebrated with blintzes and fun fillings for breakfast (including strawberries and whipped cream), and for dinner starting this Winter's first cycle of injera foods.
As I thought about New Year's in the back of my mind was the phrase "Christening the New Year". I have no idea where I have heard that, or what it specifically means, or if my subconscious made it up. Searching online provided no information but did lead me to this greatness.
I had never heard of a "side launch" for ships.