Ursi's Eso Garden
Your Competent Esoteric Guide
Monday, 01. January 2007
Happy New Year
Here are a variety of facts and anecdotes about New Year's celebrations:
It again established January 1 as the new year. But in order to synchronize the calendar with the sun, Caesar had to let the previous year drag on for 445 days.
Church view of new year celebrations
Although in the first centuries A.D. the Romans continued celebrating the new year, the early Catholic Church condemned the festivities as paganism. But as Christianity became more widespread, the early church began having its own religious observances concurrently with many of the pagan celebrations, and New Year's Day was no different.
During the Middle Ages, the Church remained opposed to celebrating New Year's. January 1 has been celebrated as a holiday by Western nations for only about the past 400 years.
New Year's traditions
Other traditions of the season include the making of New Year's resolutions. That tradition also dates back to the early Babylonians.
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