Dec 29, 2021
It seems that the human race has always recognised the significance of the new year, with early
settlers celebrating mother nature and the earth’s varying cycles, celebrating the lengthening of
days, the ‘rebirth’ of the sun and the thriving of crops once again after a long, dark winter.
As time progressed and with the establishment of the Julian calendar, January 1st was
eventually coined as the ‘first’ day of the year rather than the arrival of spring in March. Although
this date is the most widely accepted around the world, a minority of other cultures have their
own calendrical conventions and as such celebrate New Year on a different day.
Fast forward to modern-day and the new year is still widely celebrated the world over, with
celebrations revolving around leaving the past behind and looking forward to a clean slate; a
chance to break bad habits and achieve new goals.