The church year was a "moveable feast", starting on the first Sunday in Advent, the civil year
was even more moveable at various times starting on December 25 and March 25 before 1752 brought it into line, with the historical year starting on January 1.
The beginning of the civil year
was moved from March 25 to January 1.
At the end of this civil year
let us give thanks and praise for all the benefits the Lord has given us in the past year," said the 77 year-old Pope, who in his capacity as Bishop of Rome presides annually over the "Te Deum" vespers in the Jesuit Church of St Ignatius Loyola.
443-2 of the French Labour Code, the employees' payments to one or several savings plans within one civil year
cannot exceed the quarter of each employee's gross annual remuneration during the civil year
CDATA[ Israelis, who blithely call the eve of January 1st "Sylvester", and Jews who celebrate "New Year's Eve" as the civil year
is ushered in, may not be aware of its tragic significance in Jewish history.