The first New Year’s celebration


The first New Year’s celebration dates back 4,000 years!

It was the emperor of Rome, Julius Caesar, who was the first to declare Jan. 1 a national holiday. Caesar named the month of January after the Roman god of doors and gates, Janus who had  two faces- one looking back and one looking forward. Caesar felt that a month named after this god would be fitting.

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