In France, January 1 was not always the first day of the year. In the beginning, the date for the New Year was different depending on the country, the age and the Church. For example, Romulus (Roman antiquity) had decided that the first day of the year would be March 1. It is Julius Caesar who is closest to our current tradition. In 45 BC, he set the date for January 1.
Etymologically, “January” is a reference to the Roman god Janus. The latter has two faces, one of which looks at the past and the other at the future. It’s a transition phase between two years, like our New Year’s Eve. Over the centuries, this date has often varied. Charlemagne (ninth century), decided that New Years Day would be the same day as… Christmas! A century later, among the Capetians, we choose Easter Day for New Year’s Day …, which was not very practical, because it is never the same day.
It is finally an edict – the edict of Roussillon – which harmonizes the date of January 1: the King of France Charles IX promulgates this law and puts order in the dates. Then, in 1582, Pope Gregory XIII generalized the use of this famous date that we know today for the whole of Catholic Europe. New Year’s Eve is an opportunity to get together, whether in public places or at home. We celebrate the New Year with our old friends or with strangers, rarely with the same people. It is a moment of sharing, of conviviality where there is only one watchword: party.
It’s a party of abundance both in terms of food and drink and diners. More the merrier, the merrier! An abundant celebration is a sign of success, of a year that one wishes to prosper. We celebrate the New Year because it is a symbol of hope: hope for a new year filled with happiness. To wash one’s wishes is not a trivial gesture: love, work, money and especially health are all that we wish for you.
What are the different New Years?
There are as many New Years as there are countries in the world. Here are three, to make you want to travel and discover other cultures:
a long-standing tradition is to anticipate the future in a very original way. We pour molten tin into a container of water and we interpret the shape it has after hardening. The forms obtained predict, in our Finnish friends, the future, wealth or happiness. For example: a heart shape provides for the wedding, a boat (even approximate), announces the trip, etc. ;
a simple country! Even 40 years ago, Luxembourgers were mainly farmers. In fact, traditional foods (sausage, cheese, pâté) make up cold dishes and are then followed by meat and fish dishes. Chimney sweeps and pigs are believed to bring good luck. In addition, a custom of German origin consists in tasting marzipan chimney sweeps;
long live the lentils! Lentils are the stars of New Years Eve in the land of pasta. Indeed, they are a symbol of money and good fortune to be expected. At dinner, you can therefore enjoy a large sausage spiced up with spices or a stuffed pig’s trotters. Very superstitious, Italians usually wear red underwear to attract good luck. Then they throw their clothes out the window or some kitchen utensils to leave the past behind.
New Year Celebration is painted with different cultures which make it more beautiful and bring people close and show blessings to each other and start the first day of the day with full of joy and with the blessings of God.
So, you got the reason to celebrate the new year, but have you tried sharing love, care and blessings by sharing short messages, I’m damn sure that it will strengthen the relationship which could in form of personal or professional. so, Wishing Quotes of Happy New Year is necessary to send.