I really do have to ask, why? I looked it up and found more than 20 different “New Year” type celebration’s throughout the whole year from varying cultures and countries.
At least, the central message of Christmas is the initiation of a new order, a new kingdom in the world: the kingdom of God characterized by peace but also by justice.
I think the largest part of the New Year’s celebration the process of making resolutions.
New Year’s resolutions: to make them or not to make them? That is the question. The dilemma of this annual ritual, is more or less, the process of remembering the glories and follies of hope. Perhaps it is more effective to think of the New Year is a moment of looking forward, of imagining things anew, of committing ourselves to a gran…