Why Do We Celebrate the New Year?
edited: Sunday, July 22, 2012
By Karen Michelle Nutt
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Posted: Friday, January 01, 2010
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Find out where the New Year's Traditions all started.
Happy New Year! This greeting and the holiday have been celebrated since Babylon. This is about 4000 years ago. However, the New Year didn’t fall on January 1st. The Babylonian New Year began on the day of the first New Moon (crescent) and after the first day of spring or the Vernal Equinox. The New Year’s celebration lasted for eleven days.