History of New Year’s Day: Why on January 1?

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  • Astronomical: connecting the movement of objects in the sky
  • Commercial: tracking trade and billing
  • Arithmetic: for calculating differences between dates. Because there was no Year 0, the difference between 1 BC and AD 1 is not 2 years. Which is a challenge for Astronomical Calendars
  • Social: to keep track of people on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, etc. It gives new meaning to the word “date”
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