The year 2019 was one of the most prolific and prospective years, especially from a historical point of view. Most of the eminent historians consider it to be one of the miraculous years since numerous events of this year have taken remarkable place in the ancient encyclopedia.
A lot of people want to know about the history of a year and the effect it has embarked upon the people of that time. Due to this reason, they will surely love to know about 2019 and all the memorable incidents that have taken place this year. Here are some of the events that took place during the year 2019, which, as a lover of history, you must know about.
- The Pagan Background of the Decorations of Christmas
The tradition of decorating the houses and streets during the days of mid-winter is a lot older than the origin of Christmas itself. The time and purpose of these decorations have been mentioned in the vivid description of a Roman feast, which took place in the 5th century BC.
Apart from that, you can also find the remark of the decorations during mid-winter in a disapproval letter of a bishop. In this letter, he wrote about the members of his church who were busy feasting, drinking, and decorating their door in non-Christian fashion. This incident happened almost 900 years after the event of the Roman feast.
- The Events of Black Death
A ravaging plague, known as the Black Death, swept across the European continent during the years of 1347 to 1351. It took the lives of around two hundred million people in a single swoop. Almost, 50% to 60% of people in Europe died because of this mysterious unpitying ailment.
However, after the never-ending four years, the extreme nature of the plague started to diminish. Gradually, the liveliness, too, came back to the places where, once, several dead bodies lay down. Nevertheless, unlike the plague, the memory its doings will never diminish from the pages of history.
- The Chrysanthemum Throne: Rise of a New Japanese Emperor
The Chrysanthemum Throne is the royal seat of the Japanese emperor. Since the medieval decades, the kings of Japan have been using this throne to exhibit their sovereignty and dominion over the country.
On 22nd October of 2019, the enthronement ceremonial events of Emperor Naruhito took place in the capital city of Japan. After the demise of his father, he became the newest king of the country.
When talking about the historical events, the year of 2019 had experienced a plethora of them. Due to this reason, many historians are considering it to be one of the best and most important years in the entire history of the world.