Howdy - did the Tudors celebrate the New Year on January 1, or on March 24 (I think that's the date).
I read that the old Tudor calendar considered March 24 as the day of the New Year, but they seemed to have had their celebrations and gift-giving in January.
And did continental Europeans at that time celebrate on January 1 or March 24?
[ed note - this was mostly covered in the thread below, but I'm curious about the continental courts and whether New Year was the big celebration that it was in England... I'm woefully under-educated on the other Renaissance courts]