January 01, 2020

The new year was not always celebrated in January. The ancient Roman calendar used to follow the Lunar cycle which meant that the New Year was in March. An astronomer convinced Julius Caesar to follow the Solar year instead. Starting from 46 BC the New Year began in January. Partially to honour the god Janus, who had two faces and was able to look back to the past and forward to the future. It was originally an 11 day festival! Those Romans knew how to party!

New Year’s Eve is one of the worlds most celebrated holidays. It is celebrated differently around the world. Ranging from eating traditional foods to singing “Auld Lang Syne” at midnight and making resolutions.

Kiribati, West Samoa is the earliest time zone on earth and the first to celebrate New Year. The first major International destination is Sydney, Australia. They go first and they go big! With a firework display over Sydney Harbour, this is the largest display in the world.

Another great party city is London. Firework displays are celebrated along the Victoria Embankment and South Bank areas of the Thames where the London Eye and Big Ben are situated. The countdown is accompanied by the chimes of Big Ben.

Choose from the following dipt shades for 2020

Money and Wealth = Yellow / Dipt Limitless or Wilmington

Love and Romance = Red / Dipt Confidence or Love. More shades available.

Peace and Happiness =White / Dipt Carpe Diem

Love and Harmony = Pink / Dipt Faith or Queen. More shades available.

Life and Nature = Green / Dipt Friendship or Rosa

Wellness and Good Health = Blue / Dipt Cambridge or Friendship. More shades available.

Wave your hands in the air and celebrate wearing your favourite dipt shade!