The New Year’s holiday traditions are deep rooted in ancient and current paganism. The keeping of New Year holiday traditions honor and show worship for the pagan god Janus and his pagan goddess wife Carna.
Exodus 34:14 “For thou shalt worship no other god…”
Janus: god of doors and entrances and exits – looking forward and backwards is the reason for New Year’s resolutions – looking back at the last year and forward to the new year and making promises to Janus.
Excerpt taken from the Chronicles of NCCI 2012/13 calendar:
” The annual anticipation of the bringing in of the “New Year”, with riotous feasting and partying incorporates pagan traditions of very ancient cultures. New Year’s festivities were evident in Babylon, Greece and Rome! Among them it was extremely popular — a time of reveling, drinking, orgies — often ending in HUMAN SACRIFICE! . . . . . Eating black-eyed peas and pork on New Year’s Day originates back to the pagan god Janus and man’s attempt to appease him through his pagan goddess wife, Carna, goddess of human organs. At her festivals a dish of fava beans (peas) and pork bacon were sacrificed to her (pork and beans). The peas/beans, symbolize rebirth and the swine was a preferred sacrificial meat to the gods. ” . . . “The Romans used beans as a solemn sacrifice to a goddess named Carna, wife of the god Janus. …and that thus we come by that celebrated dish ‘beans and bacon…” — Chatterbox By John Erskine Clarke, 1912 ”