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Thread #148768   Message #3459483
Posted By: Jack Campin
31-Dec-12 - 05:48 AM
Thread Name: songs for new years day singing?
Subject: RE: songs for new years day singing?
Why do Christians have New Year at New Year?

Chinese New Year is in February. Persian/Kurdish New Year is in March. Khmer and South Indian New Years are in April. Jewish New Year is in September. Ancient Rome had New Year in March.   The Vietnamese seem to have two of them, a lunar and solar one.

So for the Gregorian calendar to adopt January 1 as New Year, it had to go against a lot of traditions to the contrary.