01 Jan 2016 – New year’s Day

Our modern celebration of New Year’s Day stems from an ancient Roman custom, the feast of the Roman god Janus – god of doorways and beginnings. The name for the month of January also comes from Janus, who was depicted as having two faces. One face of Janus looked back into the past and the other peered forward to the future. Julius Caesar who was the Roman Emperor decided that this is a good time then to start afresh. He did this whole thing five decades before the birth of Jesus. But why you ask!  Jan 1 was the day that the two consuls, the highest elected political officials in Rome, took office to start serving their year-long terms.

And on that note! Happy New years to All out customers!

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