New Years Eve is fast approaching, with only a few days left even the group of us as Roseda are busy thinking about plans, parties and RESOLUTIONS!
Most resolutions fall by the waist-side come mid-March, but it’s still nice to create little personal goals. We are sure you’ve had your share of successes and failure when it comes to sticking to your resolutions, much like we have. So where does this tradition come from? Well lucky for you, the gang here at Roseda did some research, don’t be fooled, we have some history majors in the office. Google helps too!
When Julius Caesar created the Julian calendar, circa 46 B.C., January was named the first month of the new year. January is derived from the name of a mythological Roman king, Janus. Janus was know for having 2 faces, one on the front of his head and one on the back. Janus was noted for being able to not only see what was ahead of him (what lie in his future) but also to look back on the past. Janus was the god new beginnings– and it seems fitting that the new year begins on an Eve of celebration of the year past and the year yet to come.
So while you look back on the year, thinking about all the good times, and some that you’d rather not relive, we at Roseda hope you have a terriffic 2011 filled with great memories, good friends, and of course amazing food!
Happy New Year!