New Year

New Year is the time at which a new calendar year begins and the calendar's year count is incremented. In many cultures, the event is celebrated in some manner. The New Year of the Gregorian calendar, today in worldwide use, falls on 1 January, as was the case with the Roman calendar. There are numerous calendars that remain in regional use that calculate the New Year differently. The order of months in the Roman calendar was January to December since King Numa Pompilius in about 700 BC, according to Plutarch and Macrobius. According to Catholic tradition, 1 January is the day of the circumcision of Jesus (on the eighth day from his birth), when the name of Jesus was given to him . It was only relatively recently that 1 January again became the first day of the year in Western culture. Until 1751 in England and Wales (and all British dominions) the new year started on 25 March – Lady Day, one of the four quarter days (the change to 1 January took place in 1600 in Scotland)....
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Tehsinkhan Pathan and commented on the discussion by Susash Sumanta Sarathi Sharma
on Jul 31, 2014 , 10:51 am
Susash Sumanta Sarathi Sharma - Happy New Year ... coming up!
Happy New Year is an upcoming movie starring Shahrukh and Deepika. It will be released on the eve of new year as well. Will it live up to our expectations? more »
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