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The new year in various cultures

Based on Wikipedia in spanish (http://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Año_Nuevo), I share here this interesting list of New Year celebration in various cultures. – The ethiopians celebrate Enkutatash on September 11. – We Tripantu, The Mapuche new year on 24 June. – The Aymara New Year is celebrated every June 21. – The Inti Raymi, Inca new year is every winter solstice, celbrated on 24 June. – In the diacordan calendar (Canada), the new year is celebrated on 47 of the month Vetriota, in the Gregorian calendar would be the July 8. – The Mexica celebrate Yancuic Xihuitl on March 11. – Jews celebrate…


About solstices, perihelion and calendar changes

Historical summary and reflection For those of us who live in the northern hemisphere, every year around December 21, the Sun remains hidden for a longer time; that is, the night lasts longer than the day. This phenomenon is known as Winter Solstice. In the southern hemisphere the opposite occurs: the night is shorter and the day is longer, and is called Summer Solstice. This event was well known by civilizations about ten thousand years ago (during the Stone Age), and was used as a natural reference for hunting, farming, mating and migrations. During the existence of different civilizations, traditions…