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  Rosh Hashanah - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jewish new year according to the Hebrew calendar.
Rosh Hashanah (Hebrew: ראש השנה transliterated ro’sh ha-shānāh, "head of the year") is the Jewish New Year.
Typically, round challah bread is served, to symbolize the cycle of the year.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Rosh_Hashanah   (1542 words)

  
 CalendarHome.com - New Year's Day - Calendar Encyclopedia
New Year's Day is the first day of the year, in the Gregorian calendar.
It is also an occasion to make New Year resolutions, which they hope to fulfill in the coming Year; the most popular ones in the western world include to stop tobacco smoking or drinking, or to lose weight or get physically fit.
In New York City, the world famous 1,070-pound, 6-foot-diameter Waterford crystal ball located high above Times Square is lowered starting at 11:59:00 PM and reaches the bottom of its tower at the stroke of midnight (12:00:00 AM) on January 1.
encyclopedia.calendarhome.com /New_Year%27s_Day.htm   (974 words)

  
 CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: New Year's Day
Since there was no necessary starting-point in the circle of the year, we find among different nations, and among the same at different epochs of their history, a great variety of dates with which the new year began.
Barley ripens in Palestine during the early part of April; and thus the sacred year began with the harvest, the civil year with the sowing of the crops.
In Christian liturgy the Church does not refer to the first of the year, any more than she does to the fact that the first Sunday of Advent is the first day of the ecclesiastical year.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/11019a.htm   (902 words)

  
 Reference.com/Encyclopedia/New Year's Day
The adoption of the Gregorian calendar led eventually to the adoption of 1 January as New Year's Day in all countries using that calendar.
In Pasadena, California, United States, the Tournament of Roses is held on New Year's Day with nearly a million revelers viewing the parade from the streets, with millions more around the world watching on television, followed by the Rose Bowl football game.
In New York City, the world famous 1,070-pound, 6-foot-diameter Waterford crystal ball located high above Times Square is lowered starting at 11:59 PM and reaches the bottom of its tower at the stroke of midnight on January 1.
www.reference.com /browse/wiki/New_Year%27s_Day   (700 words)

  
 The Seattle Times: On the Road: Local drivers suggest New Year's resolutions
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At www.rideshareonline.com, King County's matchmaking site for would-be car and van poolers, you can search for fellow skiers, boarders and sledders who want to cruise the same hills as you and head on up together to save on gas, have some company or reach the slopes if you are sans car.
FYI, the state Department of Transportation has finished restriping westbound Highway 522 to enable drivers turning northbound onto Highway 104 to enter the turning lane sooner and avoid westbound backups in the morning.
seattletimes.nwsource.com /html/ontheroad/2002737107_ontheroad13e.html   (633 words)

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