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December 29, 2021

Baby New Year Cover Saturday Evening Post 1922

Another year closes and a new year begins. While pondering how fast this turbulent year flew by, I remembered from my childhood the coloring pages of baby new year and old father time. I decided to see where the tradition had started and why.

You might think Baby New Year would signify our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ as a newborn child. However, according to History.com, a baby representing the new year began in 600 B.C. in ancient Greece. In Greece, each year they celebrated the rebirth of Dionysus, their god of wine and fertility. They placed a baby in a basket and carried the child arou...



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