15 Things You Didn't Know About New Year's

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New Year's has been celebrated for about 4000 years, way back to around 2000 BC when the Babylonians rang in the New Year in Mesopotamia. These early cultures celebrated New Year's on the vernal equinox, or the day in late March that has an equal amount of sunlight and darkness. Even the early Romans celebrated New Years on March 1st until 1582 when the current Gregorian calendar was invented and New Years was moved to January 1st.