Grande Bible historiale complétée
BNF, MS fr. 159, f. 533v
'Ein güt selig Jar'
In Medieval Europe, the New Year's Day was mostly celebrated on the 25th of March. This special day combined the pagan tradition of praising the equinox and the coming of the good season with the Christian feast of the Annunciation.
The symbolic value of the New Year's Day is reflected on the quantity and variety of music especially written for the celebration of this festive, jolly day.