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At 09:16 AM 1/2/04 -0800, you wrote:
> >
> > Insofar as we observe New Year, we observe Gregorian
> > New Year, because we
> > use the Julian calendar only for liturgical time,
> > and the Eastern Orthodox
> > Church New Year is September 1st., so there is
> > nothing particularly special
> > about Julian January 1st.
> >
> > Isidorarly special
> > about Julian January 1st.
> >
> > Isidora
>
>Interesting. An autumn new year.  Is this anyhow tied
>to the Jewish new year in autumn?

I believe that it is.  Eastern Orthodox also begin the day at sundown, as
Jews do.

Isidora