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Thursday, December 31, 2009

The New Year...Think Native:)



Many countries celebrate New Years Day at different times of the calendar year. The definition of New Years is the custom of celebrating the end of one year and the beginning of another. It marks the closing and the start of a measurement of daily time.

A calender year for modern day time, in the western world, was first started by the Romans in 713 BC. However, they used a ten month rotation. The first official start date was moved to January 1 in 153 BC. Julius Caesar moved the calender to 12 full months in 53 BC. It was called the Julian Calendar


The custom of New Years is different to different nations and even religions. The Christan Liturgical or Ecclesiastical Calendar starts with Advent..
The Eastern Orthodox Church starts their Civil New Years on January 14th.
The Chinese New Year is also referred to as the Lunar New Year. It can start anywhere between January 21 and February 21.
The Iranian New Year begins with the vemal equinox (spring).The Assyrian New Year begins on April 1. The Punjabi begins on April 13th. The Thai and Cambodian begin their New Years between April 13th and 15th.
The Islamic New Year is based on 12 lunar months.

Lastly the Gregorian Calendar is our actual modern day Calendar that is commonly accepted.It was named after Pope Gregory the 13th. It was started in 1582. It used the initials of AD and CE. CE stands for Christan Era and AD stands for the Annunciation of the birth of Jesus to Mary.

In the modern Western World, it took quite sometime to get one particular start day of a Calendar year. It took from 1522 to 1752 for
the date of January 1st to be recognized as the official date for New Years.

There are many different customs with the start of the New Year. Many regard it as a Holy Day for different religions. However, in almost every country and nation, it is a day of celebration. People party and happily look at the exchange of years.
So which ever New year’s day you celebrate…Bohio Atabei wishes you ALL the very best …Have a happy,Stay well
Think Native and Walk in Balance.

By the way the oldest known measurement of a calender year is by the Mayans…

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