How do you celebrate the New Year’s holiday? What are your traditions?
Happy New Year, Chesterfield Township and New Baltimore! Sign up for the Patch daily newsletter and follow us on Facebook. How do you celebrate the first day of the New Year? Do you set goals or make resolutions? Do you spend time with family and friends? Do you prepare a certain meal or dish for the occasion? TELL US: What are your New Year’s Day traditions? Share them in the comments below.
Take a look at five interesting facts about the New Year's holiday.
Millions of people around the world celebrate New Year's in a variety of different ways. The holiday is packed with traditions that have survived through the years, but where did they come from? How did those traditions form? Check out these five interesting facts about the New Year's holiday to find out. 1. Julius Caesar established Jan. 1 as the first day of the year in 46 B.C. He did this partly to honor the month’s namesake, Janus, the Roman god of beginnings. Christian leaders in medieval Europe replaced Jan. 1 as the first day of the year with days carrying more religious significance, such as Dec. 25, which is the anniversary of Jesus’ birth. In 1582, Pope Gregory XIII reestablished Jan. 1 as New Year’s Day. 2. People have been …