What is New Year’s Day?
New Years Day, also simply known as New Year’s or New Year, is celebrated on 1st of January, which is the first day on the modern Gregorian calendar and Julien calendar. A lot of countries are using the Gregorian calendar as their main calendar at the present time. Because of this reason, New Year’s Day is probably the most common holiday in all around the world. Almost every country have been celebrating New Year’s Day as a holiday.
In New Year’s Day, people organize a lot of different ceremonies and celebrations. Some concerts and parties are arranged in city squares, streets and in people’s homes. People get pine trees and decorate them with some ornaments. Family meals, friend gatherings and some social organizations are also very common in New Year’s Day. Generally, all these celebrations start from the day of New Year’s Eve (31st of December) and continue till dawn. Thats why 1st of January is usually a quite day. Also, giving people small gifts in this day is a tradition in New Year’s Day.
New Year’s Day is a formal holiday for letting people to rest after New Year’s Eve parties. The schools, business offices and non essential government offices are closed in New Year’s Day. In a lot of country, in the first minute of New Year’s Day, people set off fireworks and thats how people know that a new year has just started. It is also common to count down from ten during the last seconds of the year. After a new year started, people hug, toast and congratulate each other.
When is New Year’s Day?
New Year’s Day is celebrated on the 1st of January every year. The next New Year’s Day is on Monday, January 1, 2019.
Dates for New Years Day from 2019 to 2026
- New Years Day 2020 - January 1, 2020 - Wednesday
- New Years Day 2021 - January 1, 2021 - Friday
- New Years Day 2022 - January 1, 2022 - Saturday
- New Years Day 2023 - January 1, 2023 - Sunday
- New Years Day 2024 - January 1, 2024 - Monday
- New Years Day 2024 - January 1, 2025 - Wednesday
- New Years Day 2024 - January 1, 2026 - Thursday