Before the change from the Julian calendar to the Gregorian calendar the new year was celebrated near after the vernal equinox, March 20th or 21th, on April 1st. For some reason and perhaps it was a good one, though I don’t know what it was, the Gregorian calendar celebrates the new year at the beginning of January. But I doubt it was a good enough reason to go against nature and the what seems to be the natural order of things.
I’ve always felt as though spring brings in a new year. These last two years even stronger. It feels like a lovely spring here with a lovely new feeling in the air. Tomorrow I’m going to go out and ride my bike and have a good time and pretend that we have recently entered into a new year. It just feels right to me.