Celebrate the New Year!
December 20, 2010
The New Year is one of the oldest holidays that people all over the world have celebrated in different ways. Here in the U.S. we go to parties, host a party, or stay home with our family and eat, laugh and play games. We ring out the old and ring in the new.
New Years has not always begun on January 1st. Some cultures started their New Year in the spring while others started their New Year in the autumn. Rome changed the date of New Year through the emperor Julius Caesar declaring January 1st the beginning of the New Year. There are many interesting historical facts about the New Year, such as how January got its name; what countries started their New Year in March; which Pope fixed the calendar; and when England and the colonies began their New Year.
Here are some great books to share with children, and who knows, you might learn a new fact or two as well.
- New Year’s Day by Dana Meachen Rau
- New Year’s Day by Kathryn A Imler
- New Year’s Day by Lynn Peppas
- New Year's Celebrations World Book, Inc.
Happy New Year!
Camden Point Branch