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Opera in 3 acts by Tippett to his own lib. Comp. 1986–8. F.p. Houston 1989, Glyndebourne 1990, BBC tv 1991. Orch. suite, f.p. Cheltenham 1990.

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The Concise Oxford Dictionary of World Religions

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... Year . There are four dates for New Year in the Jewish tradition: 1 Nisan is reckoned as New Year for the religious calendar and for calculating the reigns of Jewish kings; 1 Elul is the New Year for tithing ; 1 Tishri: see ROSH HASHANAH ; 1 Shevat is the New Year for trees (according to Bet Shammai): see TU BI-SHEVAT...

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The Oxford Companion to Music

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...New Year . Opera in three acts by Tippett to his own libretto (Houston, TX, 1989...

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The Oxford Dictionary of Music (6 ed.)

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... Year Opera in 3 acts by Tippett to his own lib. Comp. 1986–8 . F.p. Houston 1989 , Glyndebourne 1990 , BBC tv 1991 . Orch suite, f.p. Cheltenham 1990...

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A Dictionary of the Bible (2 ed.)

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... year The first day of the seventh * month (Tishri). It was celebrated like a * Sabbath with rest and * sacrifice (Lev. 23: 23–5; Num. 29: 1–6) and blowing of trumpets. There is evidence that the New Year might have been celebrated, alternatively or additionally, on the first day of the month * Nisan (Exod. 12: 2), which was the custom among the Babylonians, where the annual ritual celebrated the renewal of the monarchy for the coming year. Thus there were probably two calendars in the OT, one beginning in the spring, one in the autumn. The New Year of...

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A Dictionary of English Folklore

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...the word is ‘of obscure history’, proffers an Old French word, aguillanneuf , as a probable source, meaning ‘the last day of the year, new year's gift, the festival at which new year's gifts were given and asked with the shout of aguillanneuf ’, which almost exactly fits the descriptions of New Year between the 15th and 17th centuries, where the emphasis is on gifts and visiting. The oldest references to gift-giving at New Year refer to royalty and nobility exchanging expensive presents, as far back as the time of Henry III (see Brand, 1849 : i. 15) and...

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Meryle Evans, Andrew F. Smith, and Cathy K. Kaufman

Savoring Gotham: A Food Lover’s Companion to New York City

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...decline in New Year’s visits. According to etiquette maven Abby Buchanan Longstreet, writing in 1869 , the “generous” hospitality of the past was “too burdensome, … with not even standing room in popular households.” The most fashionable New Yorkers were now escaping to their country houses for the holidays or celebrating in public. By the 1890s dining out on New Year’s Day offered a welcome alternative to home visits. The traditional menu at the Fifth Avenue Hotel in 1897 included oysters, green turtle soup, terrapin, and, of course, New Year’s cake, while...

Chinese New Year

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Jacqueline M. Newman

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Food and Drink in America (2 ed.)

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...New Year Chinese New Year ( Xinnian ) is a lunar festival on the Chinese lunar calendar, falling between January's end and early February. This most important Chinese holiday used to continue for fifteen days until Lantern Festival. It begins with a feast on New Year's Eve; children and elders gather to see the old year out and eat Buddha's Delight, a dish of eight vegetables wishing for a lucky year. They also enjoy baozi , dumplings made by the hundreds before New Year's Day. Some only eat vegetable foods this night, their dumplings filled with...

New Year's Day

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The Concise Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church (3 ed.)

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... Year's Day . Christians avoided the ‘Saturnalia’ which marked the beginning of the Roman New Year (1 Jan.). Later they reckoned the beginning of the year on different days in different countries; in England the year began with the Feast of the Annunciation (25 Mar.). With the introduction of the Gregorian Calendar , 1 Jan. was accepted. In the E. Orthodox Church New Year's Day (here 1 Sept.) is solemnized in many hymns, but in the W. it has traditionally had no liturgical significance apart from the fact that it coincided with the Feast of the ...

New Year, Chinese

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Jackie Newman

Savoring Gotham: A Food Lover’s Companion to New York City

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...time it started to become more popular to celebrate New Year’s Eve rather than New Year’s Day. The tradition of toasting the new year and the old is evident by the number of cocktail glasses in the hands of the revelers. library of congress See also chinese communinty ; dutch-style new year’s day parties ; and new year . Jenkins, Nancy Harmon . “Tracking Down Oriental Ingredients.” New York Times , February 5, 1986. Jackie...

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A Dictionary of Superstitions

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...is replaced by Diesel Power … there may be a few peeps … but nothing to replace the full-throated chorus that greets the new year at present. 1961 Glasgow Herald 3 Jan. 7 . At Kingsbarns, Fife … one barrel of an old fowling piece was fired to send out the old year and another barrel to welcome in the new—a ceremony they have performed for more than 100 years. Cf. MAY DAY/EVE din ; NEW YEAR and house/home: bringing in the new year and expelling the...

New Year's Celebrations

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Cathy K. Kaufman

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Food and Drink in America (2 ed.)

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... Year's Celebrations Although champagne has become de rigueur as midnight strikes, no single food epitomizes the contemporary New Year's holiday. The menu may be luxurious caviar at a New Year's Eve bacchanalia or sobering hoppin’ John on New Year's Day. Celebrations marking the inexorable march of Father Time often involve foods imbued with symbolism, such as in the Pennsylvania Dutch New Year's tradition of sauerkraut (for wealth) and pork—the pig roots forward into the future, unlike the Christmas turkey, which buries the past by scratching backward in the...

Chinese New Year

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Jacqueline M. Newman

The Oxford Companion to Sugar and Sweets

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...their own longevity. On New Year’s Day, no garbage is taken out so as not to cast out any family fortune, and no hair is cut for the same reason. On the fifth day of the New Year, everyone stays home to welcome the God of Wealth. Businesses close for the first three to five days of the New Year and reopen with a ceremony to this god. Every Chinese person’s birthday is customarily celebrated on New Year’s Day, since the Chinese believe that at birth every child is already 1 year old and thus will turn a year older each time the New Year comes around. Throughout...

NEW YEAR and money

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A Dictionary of Superstitions

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...year. 1866 HENDERSON Northern Counties 55. Empty pockets or an empty cupboard … portend a year of poverty. 1882 N & Q 6th ser. VI 186 [Worcs./Herefords.] ‘Pay away money on New Year's Day, And all the year through you'll have money to pay.’ 1923 [Wellington, Som.] If you have some money in your pocket on New Year's Day you will be lucky all the year. 1957 Woman, 20 [Shepshed, Leics.] If one had any unpaid bills on New Year's Day it was said one would owe money for the rest of the year. 1959 Trans. Devon. Ass . 202. My mother, who died in 1928 …...

NEW YEAR, working at

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A Dictionary of Superstitions

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... YEAR , working at 1764 BURN Poor Laws 13. No labourer … shall take any hire … for the evens of feasts. 1838 A. E. BRAY Devonshire III 255–6. They [miners] regard it … as unlucky to work either on Midsummer, or New-year's day, or on the eves of these days; and, formerly, all red-letter days were deemed sacred. 1877 N & Q 5th ser. VII 26 [Devon] It is … unlucky to wash clothes on a New Year's Day … it is thought that a member of the family will be … washed out of existence before the close of the current year. Some persons will not even permit any...

Trees, New Year for

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A Concise Companion to the Jewish Religion

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...New Year for The minor festival that falls on 15 Shevat, known as Tu Bi-Shevat (from the letters tet (9) and vav (6) = 15). In the Mishnah ( Rosh Ha-Shanah 1: 1), 15 Shevat is said to be, according to the House of Hillel , the New Year for Trees. This means that the tithes for fruit of the tree had to be given from each year's growth separately and it was consequently necessary to determine when the new year begins for this purpose. Most of the rains had fallen before this date so that fruit that blossomed after the date belonged to the next year for...

New Year’s Cakes

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Peter G. Rose and Stephen Schmidt

Savoring Gotham: A Food Lover’s Companion to New York City

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...version of New Year’s cakes was originally popularized by the New Year’s Day parties staged by Dutch-American families in New York City and elsewhere along the Hudson Valley, areas of historic Dutch settlement. As the food historian William Weaver explains in America Eats , “By the end of the eighteenth century, when New York City served as the capital of the United States, New Year’s cakes were in vogue among upper-class Americans, who imitated the New York custom of open-house visiting on New Year’s Day.” An early, humorous reference to New Year’s cakes...

New Year’s Day

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The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church (4 ed.)

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... Year’s Day In the pre-Christian era it was celebrated with great solemnity both by the Jews, who reckoned the year from the Feast of the New Moon at the end of Sept., and in the pagan empire. Acc. to the Julian Calendar, the Roman year began on 1 Jan., and the day was marked by the ‘Saturnalia’. Christians were not only forbidden to participate in these festivities but even had special fasts and Masses of expiation on the day, facts attested by the Second Council of Tours (567), and several sacramentaries containing Masses and Offices ad prohibendum ab...

New Year (Spring Festival)

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HUANG Shu-min and Haiwang YUAN

Berkshire Encyclopedia of China

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...New Year (Spring Festival) Nónglì Nián (Chūnjié) 农历年 ( 春节 ) ‎ The Spring Festival, or Chinese Lunar New Year (Nongli Nian), is the most important seasonal festival in China. It marks the end of the old year and the beginning of the new. Unlike the Western New Year, the Lunar New Year is not fixed to a particular date but instead is determined by the phase of the moon. The new year traditionally begins on the first new moon of the first lunar month of the year, usually in late January or early February. The festival, however, extends from the...

New Year's gift roll

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A Dictionary of English Manuscript Terminology 1450–2000

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... Year's gift roll New Year's gift rolls relate to a major annual protocol of the Royal Court which was established well before 1494 and is especially associated with the Tudor period. On the first day of each new year (1 January New Style)—a day of general gift-giving in society at large—courtiers and all the nobility and dignitaries associated with the court or in the monarch's favour were expected to give the sovereign, whether in person or through agents, a suitably expensive or spectacular gift by way of celebration and elite social consolidation. By the...

NEW YEAR activities set precedent

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A Dictionary of Superstitions

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... YEAR activities set precedent c. ad 10 OVID Fasti I ll. 166–70 ( 1851 , tr. Riley, 14) Lest the whole year might be spent in idleness from a bad precedent … each person takes a slight taste of his calling [on New Year's Day], but does no more than merely give evidence of his … employment. 1831 HONE Year Book 29 Feb. Upon new year's day if you have not something new on, you will not get much all the year. 1858 G. P. W. SCOTT Tenby 8 [Pembroke.] To rise early on New Year's morning was generally considered ‘lucky’, on the principle that, as the...

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