This is the Year
2005. More accurately 2005 A.D. Let us discuss the history New Year.
In remembrance of the birth of Jesus Christ the new calendar was introduced. The new calendar was supposed to start from the birth year of Jesus Christ. But later on it was found that the 'Christ Year' started four years after the birth of Jesus. That means Christ born on 4 B.C. But choosing of New Year Day on 1 st. January was possibly arbitrary and does not have any significance. In fact, 1st. January was celebrated as New Year Day, long before the introduction of Christ Year. Later on Pope Gregory III (1502-85) changed the format of the calendar to some extent to make it more realistic. This calendar was named as Gregorian Calendar. This calendar is the most popular and generally accepted and used now. Most of the countries of the world are using this calendar only.
First New Year was celebrated 4000 years ago in Babylon, sometimes in late March depending upon their lunar calendar. Later on the New Year started with1st January at least five hundred years before the birth of Christ. After then different emperors introduced different calendars and changed the New Year Day from January 1 as well. Finally Julius Caesar set the New Year Day on January 1 again around four decades before the birth of Jesus Christ. At that time New Year was being observed for eleven days and each day was differently celebrated with different moods. New Year celebration was started in USA and UK and other European countries only 400 years back. Initially the priests of the Catholic Churches were against the New Year Celebration. But later on they were convinced by the natural demand of the common people and did not put any resistance.
Celebrations of New Year:
Nations follow New Year depending upon their 1 st. day of their calendar year. There are so many New Year. For this different New Year is celebrated differently. Among all the New Year, Christ New Year is the most popular in the world. But still the Christ New Year is being observed and celebrated differently in different parts of the world.
Rumela Recommended Links
- Ancient New Years, Greetings, Recipes,