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    We are looking forward to New Year! But do you know about the next holiday which is celebrated on the 1 January? It's the First Foot. The First Foot is the first visitor to enter the house on New Year's morning.He comes as early as possible. He usually brings presents, such as a bunch of  eve ... Read more »
    Views: 1702 | Added by: MsSavchenko | Date: 2010-12-14 | Comments (5)

    History and way of celebration.


    The New Year is one of the oldest festivals of the world, dating back to the pre historic era. The earliest instance of New Year is found in Mesopotamian culture. It was about 2000 BC, when the people of Babylon used to observe New Year celebrations on the day of the Vernal Equinox that is during the middle of March. It was the Romans, who recognized March 1 as New Year Day in their calendar.

    Until XV century in Russ a new year was celebrated also on March 1 by the Julian calendar. From XV century, a new year began on September 1. In 1700 by decree of Tsar Peter I the New Year in the Russian Empire is celebrated on January 1.

    This is still not the end of the New Year History. Several new calendars were been devised. Julius Caesar implemented ... Read more »
    Views: 1158 | Added by: Dzvinka | Date: 2010-12-14 | Comments (6)

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