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New Year’s Eve – South Florida

Posted by Lorea Thomson on Saturday, December 31st, 2022 at 5:12pm.

The idea of a new year is an integral part of many cultures and societies. It is something that we commemorate together and enjoy! It is no surprise that the celebration has changed over the years. Individuals have been celebrating New Year’s Eve for as long as many can remember. South Florida is host to many celebrations for the new year.

Some are inclined to believe that the celebrations of New Year’s Eve began before the 19th century. According to scholars, people have been celebrating new year’s eve since 46 BC when Julius Caesar re-instituted January 1st as New Year’s Day.

Since there is no clear record of people celebrating New Year’s Eve during the Middle Ages, most academics agree that the first recorded celebration took place in England by Pope Gregory XIII who decided to reform the Julian Calendar and reinstate January 1st as the starting of a new year.

It is believed that people began having some type of new year’s eve bash throughout that century and it has celebrated to present day.

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