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    • Robert Firth
    • 03.01.14 | 02:30 (IST)

    The New Year's Day we all celebrate on 1 January was decreed by Numa Pompilius, King of Rome, in about 700 BC. In other words, it is a pagan festival, just as January is named after the pagan god, Janus. The usual date for the Christian New Year, throughout the Middle Ages, was 25 March, Lady Day, which commemorates the Annunciation. Which information can be found in about 20 seconds on Wikipedia. But a little research would have deprived the author of a chance to spew hate spech, and that would never do.

    from the article: What we talk about when we talk about New Year's
    First published 01:38 02.01.14 | Last updated 21:04 01.01.14
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