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Origins and traditions of the New Year

Happy New Year! To celebrate the arrival of the new year, we have pulled together some newspaper stories about the origins and traditions of the New Year from the Romans to William the Conqueror. New Year’s Date The date that the New Year is celebrated on has changed over the centuries.   New Year Traditions Gift giving was a tradition of the Roman New Year.   Cornishman brings us some popular customs from West Cornwall.   A curious New Year’s tradition

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