Why do we celebrate New Year?
Christmas is Already New Year. Cause we count 2020 since Jesus birthday... Why do we need another one holiday for that?
- tentofieldLv 72 months agoFavorite Answer
The year is determined by the State not religions. It is not 2020 years since Jesus' birthday, if Dionysius Exiguus was correct in his calculations, Jesus was born in Year 1, Anno Domini, the Year of the Lord. There was no year 0, the Romans didn't have the cypher. By Dionysius's calculations, Jesus would now be 2018 years old heading for his 2019th birthday in December.
As it happens, Jesus was not born on 25 December in any year and was not born in 1CE but between 8 and 4 BCE. Even if he had been born on 25 December, the switch from the Julian to the Gregorian calendar in the 16th century onwards would put the real anniversary of his birth around 6 January.
All that is far too complicated. The New Year starts on 1 January these days. The Romans started it on 1 March and September, October, November and December were the 7th, 8th, 9th, and 10th months. We still call them that even though they are now the 9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th months.
- Pearl LLv 72 months ago
cause its the beginning of a new yr
- JonLv 62 months ago
Because our system does NOT define a calendar year as beginning on the anniversary of Jesus' birth. We just number years from the one that the inventor of this system believed that Jesus was born in.
- MichzeLv 52 months ago
You celebrate the Roman pagan new year on the 1st January made up by the Romans after Saturnaila. There is no year 0. 6 BCE would make it 2000 CE, 7 CE would make it 2013 CE.
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- PearlLv 72 months ago
cause its the end of the yr is why