In Mesopotamia, the first New Year Celebrations took place 4,000 years ago. A jolly time was had by all, We assume. And if Chaos were not the norm of experience, the topic would close right here.
However, different calendars took over, one after the other, until nobody could tell with any certainty, just when ‘next year’ would get underway. In some parts of the world, March 25 is the first of the coming year, whatever number that might be. Do not ask Us how or why, please.
Below, We see a Mesopotamian reveller on the dance floor. He is doing the ‘Euphrates’, a popular routine at the time. The ‘Tigris’ was just as popular a gyration, but was not suited for all audiences, or, after a while, any audiences.