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Happy New Year Facts

Posted by on Jan. 1, 2013 at 5:42 PM
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January 1, 2013 is

New Year's Day

It’s the first day of the New Year! The tradition of celebrating New Year’s Day began over 4,000 years ago in ancient Babylon. During that era, the calendar changed over on the first day of spring. In 153 BC, the Roman Senate changed the date for New Year's to January 1.

Today, New Year's Day signifies a time of new beginnings and resolutions. There are many traditions and festivals that take place on New Year's Day around the world. In California, people decorate carriages with flowers during the Tournament of Roses Parade in order to celebrate the ripening of the orange crop. In the Netherlands, people eat donuts because they believe it will bring them good fortune.

Making New Year’s resolutions is another popular tradition found around the world. Decide what yours will be and send free eCards for New Year’s to share your best wishes for the year ahead! Happy New Year!

by on Jan. 1, 2013 at 5:42 PM
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momofsixangels
by Platinum Member on Jan. 1, 2013 at 9:14 PM

I need to be in the netherlands.Lol

4kidz916
by Member on Jan. 1, 2013 at 11:59 PM

Happy New Year.  Thanks for the facts.

Wish2Be
by Silver Member on Jan. 2, 2013 at 12:26 AM

I knew I should have eaten a donut ! Darn it !

Heather2001
by Bronze Member on Jan. 2, 2013 at 2:18 AM

Mmmmmmmm, donuuuuuuts.

Kmakksmom
by on Jan. 2, 2013 at 9:15 PM

Neat facts!  Thank you for sharing :)

**I'm going to have to remember the Netherlands' tradition, lol**

Hottmomma607
by Silver Member on Jan. 5, 2013 at 4:06 AM
TFS
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wandep
by Gold Member on Jan. 5, 2013 at 9:46 AM

Cool

babygomez
by Member on Jan. 5, 2013 at 11:10 AM

happy new year


JennMcBride
by Member on Jan. 5, 2013 at 1:31 PM
Im moving now lol...at least for the new year haha
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Juniper53098
by on Jan. 5, 2013 at 3:22 PM

Happy New Year!!

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