Happy New Year 2009

HAPPY NEW YEAR
1 JANUARY 2009

"Happy New Year!" That greeting will be said and heard for at least the first couple of weeks as a new year gets under way.
The celebration of the new year is the oldest of all holidays. It was first observed in ancient Babylon about 4000 years ago. In the years around 2000 BC, the Babylonian New Year began with the first New Moon (actually the first visible cresent) after the Vernal Equinox (first day of spring).

The beginning of spring is a logical time to start a new year. After all, it is the season of rebirth, of planting new crops, and of blossoming. January 1, on the other hand, has no astronomical nor agricultural significance. It is purely arbitrary.
The Babylonian new year celebration lasted for eleven days. Each day had its own particular mode of celebration, but it is safe to say that modern New Year's Eve festivities pale in comparison.
The Romans continued to observe the new year in late March, but their calendar was continually tampered with by various emperors so that the calendar soon became out of synchronization with the sun.
In order to set the calendar right, the Roman senate, in 153 BC, declared January 1 to be the beginning of the new year. But tampering continued until Julius Caesar, in 46 BC, established what has come to be known as the Julian Calendar. It again established January 1 as the new year. But in order to synchronize the calendar with the sun, Caesar had to let the previous year drag on for 445 days.

Share/Bookmark

12 comment:

Anna 'dTeepZ said...

HAPPY NEW YEAR 2009...WISH ALL THE BE$T

subagya said...

Happy new year too best wish frm bottom heart

Puteri Ezza said...

Happy New Year to you, from Malaysia :)

FATAMORGANA said...

kereeen...yg ini pr nya 2 ya.
mantaaaabb

adel said...

Happy new year 2009.. hope ur always success

jago pisan euy bhs inggrisna :)

Erik said...

met tahun baru ya

funny humor said...

Hepi Nu Year...

ifoell said...

MET TAHUN BARU 2009
SUKSES FOR FUTURE

Aglaonemaku said...

Tahun baru! Semangat baru untuk menjalankan seluruh aktivitas semoga tahun ini adalah tahun anda mendapat kesuksesan

www.katobengke.com said...

kamu tau kagak katnya kang rohman kita harus mendaftar ke feedburner kalau tdak blog kita ntar bermasalah...batasnya ampe taggal 28 februari.....

www.katobengke.com said...

kamu tau kagak katnya kang rohman kita harus mendaftar ke feedburner kalau tdak blog kita ntar bermasalah...batasnya ampe taggal 28 februari.....

www.katobengke.com said...

kamu tau kagak katnya kang rohman kita harus mendaftar ke feedburner kalau tdak blog kita ntar bermasalah...batasnya ampe taggal 28 februari.....

Post a Comment

Twitter Delicious Facebook Digg Stumbleupon Favorites More

 
Powered by Blogger