Today's Reason to Celebrate

March 25, 2023 is

Old New Year's Day

It's Old New Year’s Day! Although the Gregorian calendar was created in 1582, many countries chose to ignore it for several hundred years. Instead, they used “Annunciation Style dating,” which recognized the Feast of the Annunciation (March 25) as New Year’s Day.

While many have now chosen to observe the "New" New Year, many Eastern Christian Orthodox families still celebrate the Old New Year with a nostalgic traditional family meal with music and drinking.

Plan a lovely dinner at home to celebrate the occasion. Happy Old New Year!

  • March 25, 2023 is also International Waffle Day | Earth Hour