...a day late and a dollar short, I've decided to go ahead and write this journal ANYWAY.
...why am I wishing you a Happy New Year's *NOW*, instead of weeks ago? Well, it's really quite simple!
I think the New Year is meant to be March 1st, not January 1st. Now, hold up, I have an explanation as to why.
It started a few years ago, when I started pondering our calendar and the placement of certain events, such as why on a leap year do we add a day to the 2nd month, and why is October (Octo meaning eight, such as an 'octopus' which has 8 limbs) the 10th month?
It occurs to me that February is actually the LAST month of the calendar, not the second. That would mean that when we have a leap year, we would add a day to the end of the calendar, which would make sense! It would also push October up two months, making it the 8th, not the 10th, month.
Plus, looking further back at the Druids, they viewed the seasons as the passing of a life...Spring being the season of birth, the Summer would be young life, fall is late life, and winter the season of death. Why would we celebrate the coming of a new year in the middle of the 'death' cycle? March makes much more sense, which heralds in the Spring, the birth season.
So, Happy New Year's!
6 years ago
02 Mar 2013 17:48 CET