1622 marks the year that the Catholic Church decided to make January 1st the beginning of the new year, instead of March 25th. Read on to find out why.
The “New year” is a celebrate the event that is a special event and is often marked as a national holiday!
First there was the Gregorian calendar, which was the most used calendar system to date. Until the Julian Calendar many years on took over. There were other calendars that were used historically in different but, in the middle ages where the Julian calendar was being used, it would appear that New Year’s Day moved days a fair few days. It all fell on depending upon certain days such as: 1 March, 25 March, Easter, 1 September, and 25 December. However, in the beginning of 1582, there were changes to the Old Style and New Style dating and New Year’s Day changed to using one fixed date, that date being, January 1st.
With love, Charlotte x