Origins, History and Traditions (Sensible and Daft!) of the New Year

Posted on January 1st, 2013 by The British Newspaper Archive

Happy New Year to all our website visitors!

To celebrate the arrival of 2013, we’ve posted some old newspaper stories about the origins, history and traditions of New Year.

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Gloucestershire Echo – Thursday 29 December 1938

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Western Daily Press – Thursday 01 January 1942

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newspaper story about the history, origins and traditions of  New Year

Manchester Courier and Lancashire General Advertiser – Friday 27 December 1907

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Cornishman – Thursday 03 January 1946

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http://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/bl/0000523/19460103/072/0007

newspaper story about the history, origins and  traditions of New Year

Huddersfield Chronicle – Monday 12 January 1880

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Western Daily Press – Thursday 03 January 1884

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Dundee Courier – Monday 02 January 1939

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http://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/bl/0000564/19390102/071/0004

newspaper story about the history, origins and traditions of  New Year

Dundee Courier – Monday 02 January 1911

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http://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/bl/0000164/19110102/063/0004

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Evening Telegraph – Friday 03 January 1947

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The Post. – Sunday 18 July 1926

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Western Daily Press – Thursday 21 January 1932

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http://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/bl/0000264/19320121/042/0005

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Shields Daily Gazette – Monday 02 January 1899

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http://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/bl/0000287/18990102/002/0002

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