New Year Wishes
New Year Wishes came into fashion after the Roman emperor Julius Caesar decided to celebrate the beginning of a fresh year on January 1. His objective was to honor the Roman god Janus. He celebrated the first New Year with a lot of bloodshed and war. Later the pagans began to mark the January 1 feast by drinking and rioting as symbolic of the time when the gods had not established law and order on earth. With the spread of Christianity New Year’s wishes and celebrations assumed a very different form. The King of England later re-declared January 1 as the New Year in the year 1066 which was again changed. It is only in 1582 that the New Year as we observe today was set finally on January 1.
In ancient Greece people would place a new born in a basket and parade the baby on the streets to herald a new beginning, fertility and rebirth. Black-eyed peas were and still are consumed in different parts of the United States as symbolic of a new start.
The main significance of New Year wishes is that you greet and remember people important to you. It is that time of the year when we take time out of our busy schedules to remember everyone who did us a good turn or friends, clients and close relatives.
Some popular New Year Wishes are:
'Wish you a very happy new year'
'Seasons greetings and happy new year'
'May the New Year bring to you Warmth of love and a light to guide your path towards a positive destination. Happy New Year!',
'Wish you a very happy New year ahead, full of happiness and let the journey of life be full of successful milestones. Happy New Year'.