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New Year's Day

Month: January
Place: Celebrated Worldwide
Famous For: Traditional Celebration
Major Attractions: Parties, Dance, Drink, Music, Parade, Holidays

New Year’s Day is the first day of a calendar, which is reserved for celebration. New Year’s Day and New Year’s Eve customs vary all over the world. In America most of the people will relish the dropping of the ball right in the New York’s Time Square; however that is not just a single way to rejoice. New Year’s Day is possibly the oldest of all holidays & rejoiced all around the world. New Year’s Eve marks the end of one calendar year & beginning of a new. The date of New Year’s Day doesn’t remain same, but varies across the world. This is because different nations and communities have their own calendars. Most nations in the world follow Gregorian calendar & rejoice their New Year Day on January 1st. It is the commemoration of this New Year Day that has been discussed under this section.

New Year Eve:
Celebrations and commemorations for New Year set off from New Year’s Eve on 31st December. It is the last day of Gregorian calendar & the day prior to New Year’s Day. The idea behind a day before New Year’s celebration is to bid adieu to the year gone by & offer a warm, hearty welcome to the coming year. Famous way of rejoicing New Year’s Eve is to party whole night, or until the moment of the switch of the year at midnight.

New Year’s Day Celebration:
New Year’s Day stands for the end of the year & beginning if the other. The day is celebrated by all nations that measure yearly calendars. Most nations across the world follow the Gregorian calendar & rejoice their New Year’s Day on 1st January. In several nations, January 1 is a holiday. Grand parties, balls & parades are held to welcome the New Year and bid farewell to the old.

New Year’s Day is believed to be the oldest & most widely rejoiced holiday. The custom of celebrating New Year is believed to have started by Romans about 153 BC. Romans rejoiced their New Year on March 1 as per old Roman calendar. Even earlier than the Romans, Mesopotamians are believed to have rejoiced the new years at the time of the vernal equinox during Mid-March about 2000 BC. After a string of changes in calendar, in 1582, Pope Gregory XIII introduced the Gregorian calendar, which is still in use today, & set January 1 as New Year’s Day.