Bet You Didn't Know: History of New Year's Eve
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This clip discusses the history of the New Year's Eve holiday and describes the different ways that the holiday is celebrated across different religions and cultures. It states that the original new year was around the Spring Equinox and was changed numerous times throughout history. In 1582, Pope Gregory XIII introduced the Gregorian calendar, which we still use today, which restored January 1 as New Year's Day for much of the world.