During this year, we have many important events, including New Year and Christmas, etc. However, few of us recognize the history of these events, and doing so may be ridiculous. Well, we can now do this by sharing a complete new 12-month record of how many people have met before.
So let’s spread it ahead of time now and get an insight into the history of the New Year’s celebrations and how they have developed over the centuries.
Happy New Year History of Celebrations
From historical civilization to fashion civilization, there are many reasons to celebrate the new 12-month event. Let’s evaluate the antiques and today’s calendar, and how the brand new 12-month celebration has evolved over time.
New Year History of Ancient Civilizations:
You will be surprised to find that the concept of the celebration of the last year can be traced back to the past 4000 years, and the historical Babylonians will offer sacrifices and feasts after the equinox. The event they celebrate is called “akitu”, which marks the beginning of spring, and the beauty pageant will last up to 11 days with a unique ceremony.
However, unlike the most advanced calendars, many civilizations have started New Year’s calendars after astronomical or agricultural events. One of the earliest examples is the long history of the Egyptians, who started their own calendar and celebrated the new year during the flooding of the Nile.
The Modern Calendar and New Year Celebrations History:
The history of the new 12-month celebration and today’s calendar is spectacular. Great changes have been made at some stage during the reign of the Roman Empire, usually with the help of Emperor Caesar. Caesar the Great introduced 90 days in the Roman calendar to align it with the sun. After this move, we got a new Julian calendar and solved the huge difficulties, adding January and February to the calendar.
For example, when the Roman emperor Numa pompilius added these months to the calendar, it quickly lost sync with solar energy. Julius Caesar tried to solve this problem after consulting the famous mathematicians and astronomers of the time. His calendar variant is closest to our most advanced solar calendar.
Thanks to the adjustment made by Emperor Caesar, January 1st became the first day of the year until today. Even the New Year celebrations in Rome are almost the same as our current celebrations, such as exchanging gifts and decorations. However, they also offered sacrifices to the Roman god Janus and named them January.
History of New Year Traditions:
The Romans are said to be the founders of modern civilization. They shaped the tradition that still has a major influence on today’s celebrations. During this time, people held many well-known customs, such as New Year’s fireworks, new 12-month gifts and New Year’s party.
In many countries/regions, New Year’s celebrations start on the evening of December 31 (the eve of the new 12 months) and continue until the early morning of January 1. Revelers experience the concept of food and snacks on a regular basis, hoping to succeed in the coming year.
In Spain and many other Spanish-speaking countries, humans knocked down a dozen grapes, symbolizing hope for the past few months, just at night. In many parts of the industry, the regular new 12-month specialty legume dishes are considered cash-like and foreshadowing economic success; for example, Italian lentils and black-eyed peas in the southern United States.