The New Year Baby

The New Year Baby

Every wonder where the idea of using a baby at New Year came from?  Yep, the Greeks!  The baby as a symbol of the New Year began in Greece around 600 BC.  The greeks would parade a baby around in a basket to celebrated the annual rebirth of Dionysus the god of wine and fertility.  The early Christians denounced this practice as pagan but it eventually was accepted as a symbol of rebirth.

One response to “The New Year Baby

  1. Καλή χρονιά.

    Στις 30 Δεκ 2017 18:34, ο χρήστης “Mykonos Dreams” έγραψε:

    > Mykonos-Dreams posted: “The New Year Baby Every wonder where the idea of > using a baby at New Year came from? Yep, the Greeks! The baby as a symbol > of the New Year began in Greece around 600 BC. The greeks would parade a > baby around in a basket to celebrated the annual rebirt” >

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