Today is the Granddaddy of all holidays. Celebrated around the world, New Year’s Day transcends culture, language and religion.
The strange thing is, how of all days did this arbitrary night–December 31 to January 1–come to represent the changing of the solar calendar? It is neither a solstice nor equinox, nor the anniversary of any momentous event.
Russia once celebrated the New Year on September 1. The Chinese New Year falls in late January through early …Read more