How Did You Spend New Years Day?
The ancient Babylonians (near as historians
can tell...) were the first to celebrate New Years Day, believing that
how you spent the day, would effect the entire year. Resolutions
are a reflection of this belief. One's resolve to spend New Years
Day appropriately and the year was set.
Babylonians celebrated the day in late March, planting season. They
weren't alone. Cultures all across the globe celebrated the
beginning of a planting and growing season. So much of their
survival depended on the yield of their crops/food sources. Much
magic was imbibed into the efforts, that a celebration geared the people
up...humming and ready for planting "seeds deep in the earth", a
very sexual act.
|"The tradition of using a
baby to signify the new year was begun in Greece around 600 BC. It
was their tradition at that time to celebrate their god of wine,
Dionysus, by parading a baby in a basket, representing the annual
rebirth of that god as the spirit of fertility. Early Egyptians
also used a baby as a symbol of rebirth."
In most cultures, before Christianity, pairing off to satisfy human lust,
when the moon rose in the sky, helped to ensure fruitful crops. The
very act of sex and the possible offspring from it, blessed the land with
fertility. Nothing could be more natural. The correlation between
the body and the body of the earth did not go uncelebrated in the ancient
Feasting at the start of
planting seemed to energize the people (although you can be relatively
sure that the lustful carnal sex beneath the moon didn't hurt the mood at
all) and gave them the strength to urge food from the earth and work until
they harvested. Celebrations which followed the seasons are much
older than any of the current mainstream religions and celebrations which
brought forth the crops, or tucked them away into the cold ground for the
winter, these rites were as important as the right seeds. One
couldn't ignore the needs of the gods and laugh in the face of Nature
|The song, "Auld Lang Syne,"
playing in the background, is sung at the stroke of midnight in
almost every English-speaking country in the world to bring in the
new year. At least partially written by Robert Burns in the
1700's, it was first published in 1796 after Burns' death. Early
variations of the song were sung prior to 1700 and inspired Burns
to produce the modern rendition. An old Scotch tune, "Auld
Lang Syne" literally means "old long ago," or
simply, "the good old
Chinese New Year Customs
The Process of "Bai Lin"
The Chinese put good luck and good
wishes as their very first priority. Some customs and actions are strictly
followed by the Chinese in order to keep the luck and wishes alive. One of
these customs is called "Bai Lin", which is the visiting of
friends and relatives during Chinese New Year. The steps involved in going
to "Bai Lin" to your friends and relatives during Chinese New
Year are described here.
the kingdom of Bhutan, all citizens officially become one year
older on . Year’s
If, simply for the fun of it, you want to
read about naughty adult New Years adventures, you can drop in at Sexfessions
- New Years Yarns, or how about some wise suggestions
for the fellows in our readership, or better yet, a Sex
Crazed New Years Diet.
Whatever your pleasure, make sure that this
brand new year stays full of hopes and dreams.
Mind you, starting the year off with a good
sex romp never hurt either ...