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History Of Our Calendar

January 1 wasn’t always recognized as the first day of the year, even here in the United States. In a sense, every day could be seen as the beginning of the new year, in that each day occurs about 365 days after the same day the previous year.

Even though we got to the point where we agree what day it is, many countries still choose to celebrate the new year based on a different calendar. For instance, most nations follow the Gregorian calendar, while China opts to count its days on the lunar calendar.

So how did we come to adopt January 1 as the beginning of the year? The History Guy explains.

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