Taking A Look Back At New Year's Eve In History

Taking A Look Back At New Year’s Eve In History

After a hard year, we can’t help but hope for a better and brighter future. New Year’s Eve is a must for the transition to a new decade. Enjoy good food, time with family and friends, have fun, and eat delicious food. NYE is a well-respected holiday.

This holiday wasn’t popular overnight. New Year’s Eve was shaped by many historical events. Continue reading to find out more about New Year’s Eve’s past and how you can enjoy it.

The New Year Celebrations started

Around 2000 B.C. The first New Years’ celebration was recorded. in Mesopotamia. This occurred at the vernal equinox time which was near the end of March. Babylonians would celebrate Akitu, a religious festival that is derived from the Sumerian term barley. They would engage in different rituals that would last for 11 days.

Atiku was celebrating not only the New Year but also the victory over Tiamat (evil ocean goddess) by Marduk (Babylonian’s sky god). For Egyptians, Persians, and Phoenicians, the fall equinox would signal the start of the new year. The New Year was first celebrated by the Greeks at the winter solstice.

March 1 marks the beginning of.

Roman calendar had 10 months or 304 days. The New Year was celebrated on March 1. As we are commonly referred to, the ninth through the twelfth months, or September through December, was also known as the seventh through the tenth.

January 1 marks the beginning of.

January 1’s origin date back to 46 B.C. Julius Caesar invented the solar-based Julian Calendar. This was to replace the old Roman calendar, which was lunar-based.

Janu, the Roman god Janu (with two faces), was another reason January 1 became New Year’s Day. He can look back at the past and forward, thanks to this.

Ancient people offered sacrifices to the gods for beginnings and decorated their homes with laurel leaves. They also exchanged gifts.

However, the New Year celebrations were paganistic. Therefore, January 1 wasn’t the start of the year anymore. The date Jesus was born was the beginning of the New Year. January was replaced by March 25 with the Feast of the Annunciation.

Gregorian Calendar

According to the Gregorian Calendar, NYE falls on December 31. In late 1582, Pope Gregory XIII established this calendar in Rome. Julius Caesar introduced the Julian calendar. It was subject to very few changes.

It is impossible to imagine how people were born between the 5th and 14th of October.

The Catholic Church was the first to use the Gregorian Calendar. The Gregorian calendar was slowly adopted by other European nations, including Russia, Denmark, and Russia. You can use the Gregorian calendar in many countries today.

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