New Year 2023: Preparations are in full swing for the beginning of the year 2023. The new year brings new hope and a glimmer of hope in life. Every year, when we celebrate the night of December 31, we say goodbye to the old year and welcome the new one on January 1, but have you ever wondered why January 1 is considered the first day of the year? Let us know how the new year started from January 1, what is the story of the new year.
Why celebrate the new year on January 1?
Before 1582, the new year began in the spring season starting in March, so there were 10 months in the Roman calendar. Numa Pompilus, the king of Rome, changed the Roman calendar. After the 8th century B.C. C., King Numa Pompilus added the months of January and February. The practice of celebrating the new year on January 1 began after the introduction of the Gregorian calendar in 1582 AD.
Gregorian calendar based on the solar wheel
The Roman ruler Julius Caesar changed the calendar. After this, Caesar himself announced the beginning of the new year from January 1. The Earth revolves around the Sun for 365 days, 6 hours. In such a way, when the months of January and February were added, then it did not coincide with the calculation of the Sun, after which astronomers studied it deeply. Any calendar is made based on the calculation of the solar cycle or the lunar cycle. There are 354 calendar days made in the lunar cycle. On the other hand, there are 365 days in the calendar made in the cycle of the Sun. The Gregorian calendar is based on the solar cycle. This calendar is used in most countries.
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