In few days, whole world will going to welcome the new year with a hope of positivity and prosperity. People lives has completely changed since the start of Year 2020 due to Covid pandemic. The last two years have been very difficult for the mankind. Leaving all the old memories and keeping positive hope, people are ready to welcome the New Year. But, have you ever wondered why New Year is celebrated on 1st January every year?
So we are going to tell you the history behind this fact.
The beginning of the New Year is considered according to The traditional Gregorian calendar all over the world and the beginning of celebrating New Year on 1st January was started on 15th October 1582 by christians.
Earlier the whole world used to follow Julian calendar of Russia. In Julian calendar, there were only 10 months in a year and The new year used to start on the day of Christmas.After this, the physician Aloysius Lilly’s of Naples of America presented a new calendar to the world.It was the Gregorian Calendar in which 1st January Was considered the first day of the year. Since then , The practice of celebrating New Year on January 1 is going on all over the world.
How New Year celebrated in India?
Let us tell you that according to the state, culture and religion, everyone celebrates the new year in their way.The people of Punjab celebrate New Year on 13th April as Baisakhi. People who believe in Jainism celebrate the New Year on second day of Diwali.We hope that this information you find interesting.
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