Here comes 2019! I feel like this past year has gone by so fast. 2018 was a good year. A liberating year for me. It's the year I finally opened my eyes and realized that I use all my energy trying to make everyone happy and giving so much to my husband OCD, that I need to stop doing that and take better care of myself. I hope 2019 brings on more new lessons for me to learn.
Once again the weekly fun fact Lowdown has returned to give you some fun facts to share with friends this new year.
Fun Fact Lowdown New Year's Edition
The earliest known New Year celebrations were in Mesopotamia and date back to 2000 BC.
January is named after Janus, the god with two faces, one looking forward and one looking backward.
The original New Year's Eve Ball weighed 700 pounds and was five feet in diameter. It was made of iron and wood and was decorated with 100 25-watt light bulbs.
Many parts of the United State observe the tradition of eating black-eyed peas on New Year's Day for good luck.
The Gregorian calendar was introduced in October of 1582 by Pope Gregory XIII as a revised version of the Julian calendar. It took almost 350 years for the world to get on board. Turkey didn't make the switch until 1927
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