For Much Of History, New Year's Day Didn't Come Until March
Politics has more to do with the calendar than you may think.By Ryan Biek | December 31, 2015
Have you ever wondered why we ring in the new year on Jan. 1? Well, for much of history, people actually celebrated in March.
The back and forth from March to January can be attributed to politics –– that, and people didn't really have a good grasp on how to tell time.
Flash back to the Roman empire, when the world ran on the lunar calendar. (Video via NASA)