A New Year in Spring

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.

7 thoughts on “A New Year in Spring

  1. that sounds lovely. i like spring. i start to come out of my seasonal funk sometime later in april usually, so i look forward to that. i hope your bike ride and ushering in of the new year goes well.


  2. I think your new year can be whenever you want it to be. After all, if businesses can calculate from fiscal years, I think each of us should be able to decide when the most meaningful “new year” start is. Spring is a great time for a new year — much better than the “official” new year!


    • Hi David,

      That’s true. Thanks for the comment. It helped me to think about this and decide that I’ll keep the two as new years, one a more personal, more suited to my temperament and the other the “official” one. More than one of a lot of different things always seems like a better idea to us.

      Good and healing thoughts to you.



    • Hi Rinoa,

      Thanks. I had a great time at the park yesterday. It was warm, but not too warm, just how I think spring should be.

      Good and healing thoughts to you.



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