Happy New Year – First New Year’s day celebrated on Jan. 1, 45 B.C.

Happy New Year!

Today, marks the first day of the year 2018.  Did you know that Julian calendar went into effect on January 1, 45 B.C.?


Julius Ceasar enlisted the aid of Sosigenes, an Alexandrian astronomer,  to help design a calendar.  Sosigenes decided to follow the solar year, as did the Egyptians. The year was calculated to be 365 and 1/4 days.Caesar also decided that every four years a day be added to February, thus theoretically keeping his calendar from falling out of step. However, they miscalculated the solar year by 0.007801 days.


In  the 1570s  Roman Church became aware and Pope Gregory XIII commissioned  Clavius to come up with a new calendar.” In 1582, the Gregorian calendar was implemented, omitting 10 days for that year and establishing the new rule that only one of every four centennial years should be a leap year.”

Ever since, people have celebrated the New Year on January using the Gregorian Calendar.

HAPPY NEW YEAR to all from eatlovelaugh.org  and may your year be filled with good food, good friends, and good laughter.

CLICK HERE TO Read more about the History of New Year’s Day.

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4 thoughts on “Happy New Year – First New Year’s day celebrated on Jan. 1, 45 B.C.”

  1. Interesting, I was just reading this article by Robyn Laplante on whitewolfjourneys.com. Some believe that the implementation of this calendar had other purposes, as well:

    “How celestially perfect that in 2018, the Year of Sacred Relationships, Holy Alliances and Divine Unions, a year to reestablish the ancient alliance with the natural world we will experience 13 Full Moons. The natural rhythm of following the true cycle of nature was distorted with the establishment of the Gregorian calendar in 1582. It was the intention of the Church of Rome to disrupt the sacred ways of ritual and ceremony honoring the cycles of the moon, and changing of the seasons. Humanity would turn away from the Earth Religion that belonged to everyone. The sacred teachings of the Path of the Rose that encouraged everyone to be a sovereign and whole being of love would slip into the shadow. We collectively began to fall deeper into the illusion of separation and division, which led to the creation of established religions.

    2018 we find that even within the structure of the Gregorian calendar, we will be celebrating 13 Full Moons. Nature is recalibrating and creating a special year of establishing the alliance and union between human and the unseen world once again. There is no hierarchy in the natural world, and the first religion, known as the Earth Religion cannot be manipulated for personal gain or greed. Everything is seen as a reflection of the Goddess and has equal value, a golden thread woven into the tapestry of the earth. The more we take the time to perform ritual and ceremony we disconnect from the fast world, pause, breathe and find our own connection to the Creatrix goddess and our divine self. When we find stillness, which creates balance, we are able to receive guidance. We find a safe sanctuary far removed from the chaos and find our lives are more joy filled, healthier and lighter. We become greater vessels of love and we truly become the change we wish to see.“

  2. Enjoyed reading the history of the New Years DAY. “2017”- Loved all the delish recipes, fun pics, they always put a big smile on our face. Looking forward to eatlovelaugh 2018. THANK YOU!
    Aunt Carolyn

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