January 7, 2019

New Year’s Day History

New Year’s Day is one of the oldest holidays celebrated around the world. We ring in the New Year with festivities and traditions that encourage us to start a new year with a clean state. This is usually marked by a time of reflection as we look ahead to the future.

First day of the year celebrations were implemented when Julius Caesar established the Julian calendar. Prior to creating this calendar many cultures used the sun and moon to cycle their year.  Later the Gregorian calendar would follow until our current calendar would take precedence by adopting a 365 day a year cycle including leap year every four years.

While the origin for these celebrations were mostly pagan or religious, over time, they have evolved into traditions and superstitions of our day. Champagne, confetti, noise makers, fireworks, parades, and concerts are now part of the New Year’s celebrations we enjoy ringing in the New Year with friends and family.  Black-eyed peas, greens, cabbage and pork are eaten to bring us good luck throughout the New Year.

We wish you health and happiness in the coming year.  Heron Bay Golf and Country Club Lives Life to the Fullest!

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