Celebrated around the world, New Year is one of the most awaited occasions. Different people have different ways to bring in the New Year and bidding adieu to the old. Various nations celebrate it on different dates depending on the calendar they use and different beliefs they follow. For those using the Gregorian calendar, New Year's Eve is celebrated on 31 st December. We, at Travour are here to enlighten you with New Year History.
When one talks about the New Year History, the first place to strike the mind is Babylon. New Year was first observed in ancient Babylon about 4000 years ago. The Babylonian New Year began with the first New Moon with the New Year Celebrations lasting as long as 11 days. Celebrating the arrival of the spring rains and renewal of nature, Babylonian New Year was a time to feast and perform various rituals.
According to the New Year History, the Romans celebrated the New Year on 1 st March. Later when Emperor Julius Caesar began a new calendar and changed the New Year date with January 1 st being the New Year's Day. You will be surprised to know that January itself is named after the Roman God Janus. “Calends ” or the Roman New Year Festival was celebrated with pomp and show in the ancient Rome.
Talking about the New Year History, one gets to know that in ancient Egypt, New Year was celebrated towards the end of September coinciding with the flooding of River Nile. Considered as an important event, the flooding of Nile because without it growing the crops was a difficult task. New Year celebrations in Egypt were accompanied with activities like singing, dancing and feasting.
Wishing you a very happy and prosperous New Year, Travour offers you New Year Tours around the world along with online information on New Year Celebrations and New Year History.
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