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March 25, 2013 is Old New Year's Day

Posted by on Mar. 25, 2013 at 1:15 PM
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March 25, 2013 is

Old New Year's Day

It's Old New Year’s Day! Although the Gregorian calendar was created in 1582, many countries chose to ignore it for several hundred years. Instead, they used “Annunciation Style dating,” which recognized the Feast of the Annunciation (March 25) as New Year’s Day.

England didn’t adopt our modern-day Gregorian calendar until 1751. Russia held out until 1918! In fact, people in Russia, Switzerland, Macedonia, Georgia, Belarus, and Serbia still celebrate the Old New Year.

Plan a grand feast with family and friends to celebrate the occasion. Happy Old New Year!

by on Mar. 25, 2013 at 1:15 PM
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goddess99
by Michelle on Mar. 25, 2013 at 2:06 PM

Interesting.

thecoffeefairy
by on Mar. 25, 2013 at 2:07 PM
Awesome
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MamaSnaps
by on Mar. 25, 2013 at 2:08 PM

Guess we can have a New Year's party today!

Janet
by Ruby Member on Mar. 25, 2013 at 9:28 PM
Interesting
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