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The celebration of the new year is the oldest of all holidays. It was first observed in ancient Babylon about 4000 years ago. In the years around 2000 BC, the Babylonian New Year began with the first New Moon (actually the first visible cresent) after the Vernal Equinox (first day of spring).

The beginning of spring is a logical time to start a new year. After all, it is the season of rebirth, of planting new crops, and of blossoming. January 1, on the other hand, has no astronomical nor agricultural significance. It is purely arbitrary.

The Babylonian new year celebration lasted for eleven days. Each day had its own particular mode of celebration, but it is safe to say that modern New Year's Eve festivities pale in comparison.

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The celebration of New Years began 2000 years ago with the Babylonians, but was observed in the spring.

Julius Caesar, when he came up with the Julian calendar, made Jan 1 the start of the New Year.

Resolutions come from the Babylonians and the most common one then was the return of borrowed farm tools.

1907 is when the first ball fell in Time Square NYC.

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