Happy New Year from Michie Tavern

Happy New Year!

Wishing you and yours a most prosperous New Year!

For most of us (using western calendars today) the new year begins on January 1. That is because the Gregorian calendar (the one commonly used in the world today, named after Pope Gregory) works that way: Every January 1 is the beginning of a new year.

During most of America’s colonial period, however, March 25 was the first day of the new year. In 1750, for example, the year ended on 24 March 1750; the following day was 25 March 1751. In that time period, New Englanders were still considered part of Great Britain, which continued to use the “old” Julian Calendar (named after Julius Caesar) until September 1752.