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Re: What Is So Special About January 1st? by maninmood(m): 8:44pm On Dec 31, 2012
k2039: At about 12.00 am later tonight most people will rejoice and congratulate each other, in fact some will create a big feast for the day.

Logically, january 1st is only the first day of a calendar year.
I don't see any spectacular difference between the first day and any other day of a calendar year, except that the former is the first and also a public holiday. Besides it's not the only public holiday in the year.

After the first day of the year, everything remains as it was(polically, environmentally etc), so I don't see the big deal.
I know some will talk about resolutions, but is it reasonable to wait till the end of the year to make a resolution.

IMHO I think new year is overrated, I will love to hear from nairalander, what's so special about the first day of a year or what's so special about the new year.


You sound like life is quite meaningless to you, pardon my ignorance if I am wrong. January 1st is not only crucial to individuals but also companies. It is high time you checked what you were unable to fix in 2012, reflect over it, and make a stern decision, and this should start tomorrow.

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Re: What Is So Special About January 1st? by free2ryhme: 8:44pm On Dec 31, 2012
nothing just like any other day cheesy
Re: What Is So Special About January 1st? by Nobody: 8:45pm On Dec 31, 2012
Its an opportunity to start afresh,and reasons to thanK God for the gift of life.Do you know how many people that wished to see next year,but didn't? Its a special day for me.

I know something like this would make front page.next topic would be,Do we have to sleep?

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Re: What Is So Special About January 1st? by Rich4god(m): 8:45pm On Dec 31, 2012
I thank God everyday and everytime for different reason... On 1st of Jan, i thank God for giving me the grace to see the new year....
Re: What Is So Special About January 1st? by Nobody: 8:46pm On Dec 31, 2012
What is so special about eating suya in the evening
Re: What Is So Special About January 1st? by ignis(f): 8:47pm On Dec 31, 2012
baibijay@yahoo.:
k2039, lemme guess diz will make front page! bt trust me u knw d ans to ur qst! u jus feel like posting sumfin
Your guess has been made right.
It has made front page.
Just as you said, the op fully knows the answer to his question.
Re: What Is So Special About January 1st? by Nobody: 8:48pm On Dec 31, 2012
It is a reminder of you ageing!

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Re: What Is So Special About January 1st? by Abussy4real(m): 8:48pm On Dec 31, 2012
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hmmm... New year or no new year, to me i see no difference its just the beginning of another yearly races faces....

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Re: What Is So Special About January 1st? by Lakayana: 8:49pm On Dec 31, 2012
k2039: At about 12.00 am later tonight most people will rejoice and congratulate each other, in fact some will create a big feast for the day.

Logically, january 1st is only the first day of a calendar year.
I don't see any spectacular difference between the first day and any other day of a calendar year, except that the former is the first and also a public holiday. Besides it's not the only public holiday in the year.

After the first day of the year, everything remains as it was(polically, environmentally etc), so I don't see the big deal.
I know some will talk about resolutions, but is it reasonable to wait till the end of the year to make a resolution.

IMHO I think new year is overrated, I will love to hear from nairalander, what's so special about the first day of a year or what's so special about the new year.I think you are one of those people that should not enjoy God's favours God saw you through 365days and even gives you the privilege of seeing another and you dare ask what is so special about it.
Re: What Is So Special About January 1st? by JLANCE(m): 8:51pm On Dec 31, 2012
i been wan ask my guyz the same thing here but i keep quiet as i fear say maybe i no go dey to see 2013 na wen my eye go clear say difference dey
Re: What Is So Special About January 1st? by RoyalRoy(m): 8:52pm On Dec 31, 2012
You don't see anything about it right?
Try this Mr k2039......
Imagine having a car, u just bought it and u feel so good the first day. Counting a whole year after, then someone buys u a new one exactly a year after. How would u feel? Like its just another car? Or u would be grateful?

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Re: What Is So Special About January 1st? by cold(m): 8:54pm On Dec 31, 2012
Well as for me.The start of the year is when I set my targets (not resolutions o! ehen).I take stock of the preceding year to determine if i'm making any progress,stagnating or just oscillating without making any movement. After a thorough analysis,I may decide to restrategise or stay the course.My 2 Naira

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Re: What Is So Special About January 1st? by Nobody: 8:55pm On Dec 31, 2012
mascot87: @Poster : Ask ur self What's so special about expecting new things in ur life?

Wondering what has happened to your thinking faculty. Have u forgotten the saying that there is nothing new under the earth? Can u tell me if new things don't happen everyday.

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Re: What Is So Special About January 1st? by Nobody: 8:56pm On Dec 31, 2012
H-Star89:


nah thats just you tongue

are you a learner?
Re: What Is So Special About January 1st? by Lakayana: 8:56pm On Dec 31, 2012
k2039: At about 12.00 am later tonight most people will rejoice and congratulate each other, in fact some will create a big feast for the day.

Logically, january 1st is only the first day of a calendar year.
I don't see any spectacular difference between the first day and any other day of a calendar year, except that the former is the first and also a public holiday. Besides it's not the only public holiday in the year.

After the first day of the year, everything remains as it was(polically, environmentally etc), so I don't see the big deal.
I know some will talk about resolutions, but is it reasonable to wait till the end of the year to make a resolution.

IMHO I think new year is overrated, I will love to hear from nairalander, what's so special about the first day of a year or what's so special about the new year.
You are one those people that do not deserve God's favours. God saw you through 365days yet you open your mouth to ask what is special about that special privilege.

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Re: What Is So Special About January 1st? by Samxiulee: 8:57pm On Dec 31, 2012
Really,there is nothing special,but just like birthdays,I try as much to thank God for another 365 days,just like I thank him for a new month,and I rock and relax at the weekend in anticipation of a new week,I thank him for everyday on earth.
I dnt make new year resolutions cos I dnt keep them,I also do not go to church for new year vigil,I prefer being in solitude praying and thanking God for the New year,after which life just goes on.

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Re: What Is So Special About January 1st? by Nobody: 8:57pm On Dec 31, 2012
joeydozzy: the day is special cos you're still high from the hangover on the eve sad
omu ti jati jati (You are An alcoholic) grin
Re: What Is So Special About January 1st? by stephenponti(m): 8:57pm On Dec 31, 2012
THE PARADOX OF TIME:- On the surface the present moment is "what happens". Since what happens changes continuously, it seems that every day of your life consists of moments. Time is seen as the endless succession of moments some "good" some "bad". Looking closely to your own immediate experience you ll discover there is only this moment. Life is always NOW. The notion of new year is simply an illusion on circumnavigation of the celestial bodies. my thought though.

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Re: What Is So Special About January 1st? by hustla(m): 8:58pm On Dec 31, 2012
Absolutely nothing!

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Re: What Is So Special About January 1st? by Les(m): 9:00pm On Dec 31, 2012
Mynd_44: Midnight 1st of January is the most annoying time of the year. Seriously how is it different from all the other days? And yet some over religious people will start running to church so they they as in church at that momment and then got back to what they are doing. I will rather sleep in my house or watch TV
i just wrote on my 2go status dat there's noting special about dis nyt to me just to com here to see it as first topic on front page. I thank God every single day of my life, why should today be any different from d normal thanking abi 31st nyt and 52nd june, dont they have d same 24hours?? Am a christian but i want to join d philosophers dat dont believe there's anything like today and tomoro, monday and tuesday, they are d same day, we are just d one dat gave dem names. I tire for some christians o. Midnight call mode activated sha o.

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Re: What Is So Special About January 1st? by Onaolamipo: 9:00pm On Dec 31, 2012
Read about JANUARY, derivation of the word "JANUARY" and the gregorian Calender itself.
January is the first month of the Gregorian calendar. It was named after Janus, the Roman god of
all beginnings. January replaced March as the first month of the Roman year no later than 153 BCE
JANUS
in Roman religion, the animistic spirit of doorways (januae) and archways (jani). Janus and the nymph Camasene were the parents of Tiberinus, whose death in or by the river Albula caused it to be renamed Tiber.

The worship of Janus traditionally dated back to Romulus and a period even before the actual founding of the city of Rome. There were many jani (i.e., ceremonial gateways) in Rome; these were usually freestanding structures that were used for symbolically auspicious entrances or exits. Particular superstition was attached to the departure of a Roman army, for which there were lucky and unlucky ways to march through a janus. The most famous janus in Rome was the Janus Geminus, which was actually a shrine of Janus at the north side of the Forum. It was a simple rectangular bronze structure with double doors at each end. Traditionally, the doors of this shrine were left open in time of war and were kept closed when Rome was at peace. According to the Roman historian Livy, the gates were closed only twice in all the long period between Numa Pompilius (7th century BC) and Augustus (1st century BC).

Some scholars regard Janus as the god of all beginnings and believe that his association with doorways is derivative. He was invoked as the first of any gods in regular liturgies. The beginning of the day, month, and year, both calendrical and agricultural, were sacred to him. The month of January is named for him, and his festival took place on January 9, the Agonium. There were several important temples erected to Janus, and it is assumed that there was also an early cult on the Janiculum, which the ancients took to mean “the city of Janus.”

Janus was represented by a double-faced head, and he was represented in art either with or without a beard. Occasionally he was depicted as four-faced—as the spirit of the four-way arch.

GREGORIAN CALENDAR
also called New Style Calendar

solar dating system now in general use. It was proclaimed in 1582 by Pope Gregory XIII as a reform of the Julian calendar.

By the Julian reckoning, the solar year comprised 365 1/4 days; the intercalation of a “leap day” every four years was intended to maintain correspondence between the calendar and the seasons. A slight inaccuracy in the measurement (the solar year comprising more precisely 365 days, 5 hours, 48 minutes, 45.25 seconds) caused the calendar dates of the seasons to regress almost one day per century.

Although this regression had amounted to 14 days by Pope Gregory's time, he based his reform on restoration of the vernal equinox, then falling on March 11, to the date (March 21) it had in AD 325, the time of the Council of Nicaea, and not on the date of the equinox at the time of the birth of Christ, when it fell on March 25. The change was effected by advancing the calendar 10 days after Oct. 4, 1582, the day following being reckoned as October 15.

The Gregorian calendar differs from the Julian only in that no century year is a leap year unless it is exactly divisible by 400 (e.g., 1600, 2000). A further proposed refinement, the designation of years evenly divisible by 4,000 as common (not leap) years, will keep the Gregorian calendar accurate to within one day in 20,000 years.

Within a year the change had been adopted by the Italian states, Portugal, Spain, and the German Catholic states. Gradually, other nations adopted the Gregorian calendar: the Protestant German states in 1699; England and its colonies in 1752; Sweden in 1753; Japan in 1873; China in 1912; the Soviet Union in 1918; and Greece in 1923. Islamic countries tend to retain calendars based on Islam.
Details of this article could be read through my blog 3 days after this post www.info4rea.blogspot.com

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Re: What Is So Special About January 1st? by Nobody: 9:01pm On Dec 31, 2012
mascot87: @Poster : Ask ur self What's so special about expecting new things in ur life?

Wondering what has happened to your thinking faculty. Have u forgotten the saying that there is nothing new under the earth? Can u tell me if new things don't happen everyday?

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Re: What Is So Special About January 1st? by mployer(m): 9:01pm On Dec 31, 2012
onila: i have missed you all smiley

back from a ban smiley
I was wrong after all. Thought some people are above d law
Re: What Is So Special About January 1st? by chigozie250(m): 9:06pm On Dec 31, 2012
Looks lyk ure a saddist or maybe something bad happened to u on a new year day some years ago.......pls dnt try to infect others with ur sadism
Re: What Is So Special About January 1st? by Les(m): 9:06pm On Dec 31, 2012
Royal Roy: You don't see anything about it right?
Try this Mr k2039......
Imagine having a car, u just bought it and u feel so good the first day. Counting a whole year after, then someone buys u a new one exactly a year after. How would u feel? Like its just another car? Or u would be grateful?
wen my dad's car spoils, he would want his only mechanic to get it repared no matter d state it got spoilt in.there's noting greater dan d original Ur thesis dont just add up.

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Re: What Is So Special About January 1st? by safarigirl(f): 9:09pm On Dec 31, 2012
onila: i have missed you all smiley

back from a ban smiley
You were banned? Why? By who?

No wonder I haven't heard from the Kim K of NL. Happy New year abeg.

We hope that we do not receive as much bans in the new year as we did in 2012...and Seun and mods, do not continue to limit the amount of words we are 'legally' allowed to use on NL
Re: What Is So Special About January 1st? by Nobody: 9:10pm On Dec 31, 2012
Why are you goin to church tonight? To thank God for fulfilling His part of the 'deal' you had wit Him(Protection and Provision) at the start of this year? but you didn't fulfil your part of the deal(Righteousness),and probably to do another scam on Him again tonight. please sit down for house, 419 people nor suppose dey go church!...#RealityCheck
Re: What Is So Special About January 1st? by diji04(m): 9:12pm On Dec 31, 2012
it is the first day of the year so we need to celebrate the year 365 day is nt easy it cals for celebration.if stay bored.
Re: What Is So Special About January 1st? by callmebettyetta: 9:15pm On Dec 31, 2012
In my church 1st of january is d time most wonderful things happen or occur , u have d whole time share ur numerious testimony and praise the lord for keeping u till dat day.I Think is something one must pertake. So don't sleep at home look for a church and attend.
Re: What Is So Special About January 1st? by Nobody: 9:17pm On Dec 31, 2012
Abi o. 1st january is not different from any other day. In fact all days are the same, sunrise & sunset. Human beings have created things like date for easy comprehension, to define our living & make sense of life. Nevertheless, we still have to acknowledge the first day of the year & thank God specially for the grace to witness it.

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Re: What Is So Special About January 1st? by NoContract(m): 9:17pm On Dec 31, 2012
Op is jobless$

I ιмαgιηє the kind of euphoria he go ∂єу, dis one wey he hit fp.
Re: What Is So Special About January 1st? by Abbey2sam(m): 9:19pm On Dec 31, 2012
If we look @ it ordinarily, there's nothing special about it but the fact that we are crossing over to a new begining, a new charpter in our lives is something to thank God for....

I'm writing this from church

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