A Brief History January 1st is now celebrated as the beginning of the new year each year in virtually all of the western civilizations of the world today. Digging Deeper Digging deeper, we find that this particular day was not always when people celebrated the new year. Various European countries started using January 1st as New Year’s Day in a hap-hazard manner between the 15th and the 18th centuries! Even the date marking the new year varied from country to country, sometimes with a date like March 25th considered as starting a new year, probably because of the connection to…
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