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What is the oldest holiday?

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New Years is said to be the oldest holiday in the world, and it is the most universally celebrated. It has been observed for nearly 4,000 years.

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The first documented celebrations of New Years occurred on March 23rd by the Babylonians over 4,000 years ago. They celebrated by having an 11-day festival welcoming the first day of spring.The ancient Greece celebrated New Years with the New Years baby over 2,400 ago. They used the New Years baby as a symbol of Dionysus, the god of wine. The Romans also observed the holiday but on the more traditional date of January 1st.

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