New Year’s Day is the first day of the year, i.e. on January 1st. And, here we have brought you some of our best picks for this new year’s shopping.
As this New year’s day of 2020, we’ll be entering a whole new decade so there will be more fun this year. There will be resolutions, wishes and many more.
And, it is a whole season of holidays and fests, as it starts from the day of Thanksgiving. Here, in this post we are going to let you know about the history and traditions of New year’s.
Subsequently, New Year brings new opportunities to people, it brings hope with it as we make resolutions for our new year. On New Year’s Day people try to opt a good habit and leave a bad habit and start the year with positivism and continue it for the year.
On this day, people meet their family members, friends, relatives and give them new year’s wishes and gifts. They stay up to welcome the New Year on new year’s eve.
And then, a grand celebration with fire cracker, lovely and delicious food with some wine makes the night.
History of New Year’s Day
New Year’s Day was not always celebrated on January 1st. According to the studies, it started in 2000 B.C. in Mesopotamia. And, it was celebrated around the time of springs, which you can say as Vernal Equinox.
It was celebrated in Mid-March and since then; till now, there were a lot of changes which came in the date of New Year’s Day.
People from different cultures started giving it different names and days too. The Egyptians, Phoenicians and Persians celebrated this day on the fall of equinox. On the other hand, the Greeks celebrated their new year on the winter solstice i.e. beginning of winter.
Roman declared March 1st as their official day for celebrating new year. As, their calendar had ten months which started with march. So, March 1st was settled as their New Year’s Day.
Till 700 B.C., there were only ten months, but a Roman king ‘Numa Poutilius’ added two more months to the calendar, which were January and February. And, since then the year started with the month of January.
And then in 46 B.C., Julian Calendar was introduced and according to this calendar New year was officially declared on January 1st.
In the year 1582, the Gregorian Calendar also set the January 1st as the day for the celebration of New Year. Britishers did not accept these calendar and did not celebrate their new in on January.
In the 1712, they also accepted it and started celebrating it with whole of the world.
New Year’s Day Traditions
New Year’s Day traditions and customs vary from country to country. There are parades, fire crackers, dinners and many other different kin of foods and other things too.