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Post Scripts: New Year traditions

Did you know that celebrating of the new year was probably the oldest of all holidays? It was first observed in ancient Babylon about 4,000 years ago. Around 2000 B.C. they had an 11-day celebration for the season of rebirth in the spring when it was time to plant crops.

The Romans continued to observe the new year in late March, but their calendar was continually tampered with by various

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1 comment to Post Scripts: New Year traditions

  • gaylelin

    In the southern states in which I resided, instead of cabbage, wealth was represented by turnip greens. I like the turnip greens because the water in which they’ve been boiled becomes “pot likker” and is divine with some cornbread crumbled into it.

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