3 Crazy Facts About New Year’s Day

God of Doors

The Romans dedicated New Year’s Day to Janus, the god of doors, gates and openings. If that’s the case, why didn’t they dedicate the end of the year to the Roman God Anus, the god of endings and exits?

Gonna Lose Weight and Run Every Day – Yeah, Right

Folks in Tudor, England used to celebrate New Year’s Day on March 25. This happened before the Gregorian calendar, but I kind of like it since I don’t get my New Year’s resolutions started until around March 25th anyway.

America’s Religion

New Year’s Day has been an important day through history for many religions, and that is still the case in America today.

The most important religion in America is football. There were some routs on New Year’s Day in 2016.

-Stanford beat Iowa 45-16 in the Rose Bowl.

-Michigan stuffed Florida 41-7 in the Citrus Bowl.

-Ohio State crushed the Fighting Irish 44-28 in the Fiesta Bowl.

-Heck, let’s go ahead and count a Dec. 31 game in this tally because Alabama SPANKED Michigan State 38-0 in the Cotton Bowl.

Let’s be honest: the Big Ten didn’t come out so well in this series of games, but my take right now is in the religion of football, the Big Ten has to do less praying and more testifying…to the spirit of winning.


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