Origin Of New Year Eve Celebration

The earliest-known record of a New Year’s festival
dates from about 2000 BC in Mesopotamia,
where the New Year (Akiu) commenced with

- the new moon nearest the spring equinox
(mid-March; Babylonia) or
- nearest the autumn equinox (mid-September; Assyria)”

“New Year’s Day, the first day of the year.
Among ancient peoples the beginning of the year
was determined by one of various events,

In Egypt, for example, beginning about 2773 BC,
the year began with the helical rising of Sirius,
which coincided with the start of the flood period of the Nile
and came not long after the summer solstice”

The Ancient Egyptians, Phoenicians and Persians
began their new year with the autumn equinox (September 21),
while the Greeks, up until the 5th century BC,
observed their new year with the winter solstice (December 21).

January 1,
an Official Date of New Year Celebrations

The Roman emperor Julius Caesar officially declared
January 1 to be a New Year in 46 B.C. Romans worshiped
God Janus who had two faces, one looking forward and the
other looking backward. The month of January was named
after this Roman God and it gave an idea to the emperor to
establish January as a gate to the New Year.





It is said Caesar celebrated January 1,
New Year by ordering the revolutionary Jewish forces
to route back.

As you can plainly see, the history of New Year’s Eve
and New Year’s day speaks for itself, how it originated
in the minds of men—pagan idol-worshipers
and how it slowly developed over the centuries.

This day is traditionally a religious feast,
but since the 1900s has become an occasion
to celebrate the night of December 31, called New Year's Eve.

In modern practice, fireworks, music, alcoholic beverages
and other forms of noise making is part of the New Year's Eve
celebration. New Year's Eve is celebrated with parties
and social gatherings spanning the transition of the year at midnight.

New Year eve isn't our celebration neither from any religion
but only a pagan custom and tradition from ancient people.

Al Quran : (76) Al Insaan : Ayat 24:
Maka bersabarlah kamu untuk (melaksanakan)
ketetapan Tuhanmu, dan janganlah kamu ikuti orang
yang berdosa dan orang yang kafir di antara mereka. (QS. 76:24)

It wasn't wrong for anyone taking the Masihi Calendar as their
reference to their days, weeks and year unless
we are not celebrating the coming new year so vastly
copying the non-Muslim ritual. No doubt. It a sin!
So take the New year just like a transition of the year.

Have you celebrated the Maal Hijr instead of New Year Eve?
Did you remember when is our Maal Hijr this Year?
Are we celebrating it?
OR....
Have you ever take note of our own New Year???

p/s: 2011. aku makin tua la... +_+

Sources:
http://www.thercg.org/articles/wcdcny.html

(why christian don't celebrate New Year)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Year%27s_Eve
New Year's Eve
http://matnorz88.blogspot.com/2009/12/
asal-usul-sambutan-tahun-baru-1-january.html

(Asal Usul Sambutan Tahun Baru)
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