Traditions of Christmas: New Year’s Eve Traditions

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We celebrate the beginning of the New Year, but when did this begin?

New Year’s Day was celebrated on January 1 for the first time in 45 B.C. when the Julian calendar took effect.

New Year’s Day celebrations fell out of practice during the Middle Ages.

The Gregorian calendar was implemented in 1582 and since then New Year’s has been celebrated around the world.

Over time, many countries now have a large celebration as the new year tolls. One well known example of this is the Time Square Celebration in New York,

which began in the 1907-1908 New Year’s celebration.

As with many celebrations, many countries have different customs and traditions for the new year.

Robert Burns song “Auld Lang Syne” has become popular in the English speaking world to sing at New Year’s.

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