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Happy New Year to you!

In preparing for New Year’s events, I was doing a little research and came across a little New Year’s trivia:bell2

It seems after years of calendar tampering, the Roman senate made the move in 153 BC as they declared January 1 to be the beginning of the new year. However, the calendar was still being monkeyed with until 46 BC when Julius Caesar established January 1 as the new year in what has come to be known as the Julian Calendar, once again reminding us that not all things need to be decided by committee. Oh, and that New Year’s Tournament of Roses Parade in California?  Believe it or not, it dates way back to 1886 when members of the Valley Hunt Club decorated their carriages with flowers in order to  celebrate the ripening of the orange crop in California.