Happy bloody New Year!!!!!

Happy New Year everyone!!!! It’s already past 16 minutes after 12:00am according to my CPU clock, but nonetheless it’s really, really great to meet the new year with a “new-year-post”. Ahehehehe! Anyways, have you ever wondered how and when and who had started this bloody celebration? If you have no idea then so do I. Ahehehe. Here’s a short history of New Year that I googled a while ago.

New Year harks back to the words of Alfred Tennyson:

Ring out the old, ring in the new,
Ring, happy bells, across the snow:
The year is going, let him go;
Ring out the false, ring in the true.

A beginning is ushered with the dawn of an era when anticipation lurks in every nook and cranny. What we know as “New Year” today has evolved from practices of time immemorial. 123New Year offers information on New Year History. New Year is the most ancient of all the holidays. The day was first observed in Babylon in the 2nd millennia BC.

The Babylonian year began with the first sighting of the crescent moon – the new moon – following the vernal (spring) equinox. In ancient cultures, spring is the herald of new beginnings for it epitomizes the cycle of birth. Farmers sow the seeds, new crops are planted and flowers bloom. January 1, on the other hand, bears no such connotation.

Ever since the inception of the Christian era, the Romans continued to observe New Year in late March. However, subsequently the monarchy intervened in the making of the calendar, which was designed so as to synchronize with the sun. In 153 BC, the Roman Capitol declared the date as January 1. That year, in order to coordinate the almanac with the sun, Caesar had to allow the previous year to go on for 445 days.

So now WE know…ahehehe. Goodnight err good morning! I have to get some sleep since we’ll watch Desperadas tomorrow. Ahehehe…Happy New Year!!!!!! Muwaaaaah!!!

EOD

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Agnes likes to think that she's a full-time BUM. She's currently doing the things she loves while maintaining a frugal lifestyle. This blog is all about her struggles to live a frugal life, her quest to see the world via budget traveling, and her love to share to other people (via blogging) everything that she is passionate about.

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