Bob Gaber's Blog – December 2012 Archive (1)

The New Year...

The Oldest of all celebrations...

A History of the New Year A move from March to January The celebration of the new year on January 1st is a relatively new phenomenon. The earliest recording of a new year celebration is believed to have been in Mesopotamia, c. 2000 B.C. and was celebrated around the time of the vernal equinox, in mid-March. A variety of other dates tied to the seasons were also used by various ancient cultures. The Egyptians, Phoenicians, and Persians began their new…

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