"Happy New Year!" That greeting will be said and heard for at least the first couple of weeks as a new year gets under way. But the day celebrated as New Year's Day in modern America was not always January 1.
The tradition of using a baby to signify the new year was begun in Greece around 600 BC. It was their tradition at that time to celebrate their god of wine, Dionysus, by parading a baby in a basket, representing the annual rebirth of that god as the spirit of fertility. Early Egyptians also used a baby as a symbol of rebirth.
Traditions of the season include the making of New Year's resolutions.
AULD LANG SYNE The song, "Auld Lang Syne," playing in the background, is sung at the stroke of midnight in almost every English-speaking country in the world to bring in the new year. At least partially written by Robert Burns in the 1700's, it was first published in 1796 after Burns' death. Early variations of the song were sung prior to 1700 and inspired Burns to produce the modern rendition. An old Scottish tune, "Auld Lang Syne" literally means "old long ago," or simply, "the good old days."
There are important changes that need to be made at every level to help preserve the Earth.
This year we are going to change things up a little, Earth-Kidz is going to expand our Horizons. The Earth is a great cause but there are so many people and places on the Earth that we can touch through a variety ideas.
2016 is a Year of Sharing, Caring and Learning.......................
Outstanding People, Places, Charities, Organizations, Life Events, Daily Experiences.2016 will be Awesome!!!!!
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Green Your School Challenge!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Our Hero Section has returned a Hero can mean different things to different people and this month we will share a variety of what the word Hero means to us.
Jason David Frank
AKA Tommy Oliver
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A portion of all proceeds will go to a variety of Earth Friendly Charities.