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HAPPY NEW YEAR – 2016

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A History of the New Year

The celebration of the new year on January 1st is a relatively new phenomenon. The earliest recording of a new year celebration is believed to have been in Mesopotamia, c. 2000 B.C. and was celebrated around the time of the vernal equinox, in mid-March. A variety of other dates tied to the seasons were also used by various ancient cultures. The Egyptians, Phoenicians, and Persians began their new year with the fall equinox, and the Greeks celebrated it on the winter solstice.N6

Early Roman Calendar: March 1st Rings in the New Year

The early Roman calendar designated March 1 as the new year. The calendar had just ten months, beginning with March. That the new year once began with the month of March is still reflected in some of the names of the months. September through December, our ninth through twelfth months, were originally positioned as the seventh through tenth months (septem is Latin for “seven,” octo is “eight,” novem is “nine,” and decem is “ten.”

January Joins the Calendar

The first time the new year was celebrateN1d on January 1st was in Rome in 153 B.C. (In fact, the month of January did not even exist until around 700 B.C., when the second king of Rome, Numa Pontilius, added the months of January and February.) The new year was moved from March to January because that was the beginning of the civil year, the month that the two newly electedRoman consuls—the highest officials in the Roman republic—began their one-year tenure. But this new year date was not always strictly and widely observed, and the new year was still sometimes celebrated on March 1.

Julian Calendar: January 1st Officially Instituted as the New Year

In 46 B.C. Julius Caesar introduced a new, solar-based calendar that N3was a vast improvement on the ancient Roman calendar, which was a lunar system that had become wildly inaccurate over the years. The Julian calendar decreed that the new year would occur with January 1, and within the Roman world, January 1 became the consistently observed start of the new year.

Middle Ages: January 1st Abolished

In medieval Europe, however, the celebrations accompanying the new year were considered pagan and unchristian like, and in 567 the Council of Tours abolished January 1 as the beginning of the year. At various times and in various places throughout medieval Christian Europe, the new year was celebrated on Dec. 25, the birth of Jesus; March 1; March 25, the Feast of the Annunciation; and Easter.

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In 1582, the Gregorian calendar reform restored January 1 as new year’s day. Although most Catholic countries adopted the Gregorian calendar almost immediately, it was only gradually adopted among Protestant countries. The British, for example, did not adopt the reformed calendar until 1752. Until then, the British Empire

 

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Love your Parents

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மகனே! குழந்தைப் பருவத்தில் உன்னை மீட்டெடுக்க வழியின்றி அறுவை சிகிச்சைக்கு முதன் முதலாக

நகையை விற்றேன்..!

முதல் வகுப்பிலேயே உன்னை முதலிடத்தில் உள்ள பள்ளியில் சேர்க்க நன்கொடை கட்டமுடியாமல்
நிலத்தை விற்றேன்..!

அடுத்தடுத்த வகுப்புகளுக்கு ஆடுகளை விற்றேன்..!

மேல்நிலை வகுப்புகளுக்கு மாடுகளை விற்றேன்..!

சுற்றுலா செலவுக்கு சில சமயம் நான்
சுற்றியிருந்த பொருளை விற்றேன்..!p6

பயணச் செலவுக்கு பல சமயம் என்
பசியை விற்றேன்..!

தேர்வு நாட்களில் உனக்கு தேநீர் கொடுக்கவே என்
தூக்கத்தை விற்றேன்..!

கடைசியில் கல்லூரி படிப்புக்காக
கட்டிய வீட்டையும் விற்றேன்..!P1

படித்தாய்.. உயர்ந்தாய்.. வளர்ந்தாய்
வாங்கினாய் மீண்டும் எல்லாவற்றையும்..!

இன்று நீ இருப்பதோ மூன்றடுக்கு இல்லத்தில்
நானிருப்பதோ முதியோர் இல்லத்தில்..!p5P2

எல்லாம் விற்றும் என்னிடம் இருந்தது இதயம்

எல்லாம் வாங்கியும் உன்னிடம் இல்லாமல்
இருந்தது இதயம்..!

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Fight between Husband and Wife

Fight between husband and wife ……instead of resorting to shouting, abusing or physical force… they write poems to each other. …..

WIFE:
I wrote your name on sand it got washed..
I wrote your name in air, it was blown away.
Then I wrote your name on my heart & I got Heart Attack.

HUSBAND:
God saw me hungry, he created pizza.
He saw me thirsty, he created Pepsi.
He saw me in the dark, he created light.
He saw me without problems, he created YOU.

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WIFE:
Twinkle twinkle little star
You should know what you are
And once you know what you are
Mental hospital is not so far

HUSBAND:
The rain makes all things beautiful.
The grass and flowers too.
If rain makes all things beautiful
Why doesn’t it rain on you?

WIFE:
Roses are red; Violets are blue
Monkeys like u should be kept in zoo.
Don’t feel so angry you will find me there too
Not in cage but laughing at you!!