New Year’s Day - January 1
Mon, Jan 1, 2024

New Year’s Day

New Year’s Day comes on January 1st and marks the beginning of the year when you can start living from scratch and write the happiest story! This is the best time to get rid of bad habits, rethink behavior, quit a depressing job, or take a trip. What are your plans?


Scientists cannot say for sure who came up with the idea of ​​celebrating the holiday. There are many versions: Babylon, Ancient Egypt, Mesopotamia, but more inclined to the ancient Celts. Of course, Santa Claus and Rudolph the reindeer did not exist for them: the population organized festivities in honor of good and evil spirits. New Year’s Day was a pagan holiday celebrated on the winter solstice.

In Egypt, the celebration took place in September. The date was not chosen by chance: during this period, the Nile River overflowed its banks, saying that the agricultural season had begun. The field was very important. During this period, they gave gifts to loved ones and had fun. The Roman statesman Julius Caesar introduced the Julian calendar in 46 BC. It was he who established January 1 as the beginning of the year.

Interesting facts


  • The pyrotechnics used on the occasion originated in China. Since ancient times, people have used primitive firecrackers and fires to scare away dark forces;
  • according to confirmed data, people began to decorate the Christmas tree in the 17th century;
  • in Israel, 2 holidays are celebrated at once: one on the usual date, the other in September;
  • the highest artificial Christmas tree is installed in Rio de Janeiro, it has a height of 76 meters;
  • since the 19th century, people began to sculpt snowmen with a carrot instead of a nose and a bucket on their heads;
  • in the Southern Hemisphere, eucalyptus trees are dressed up instead of needles;
  • In 1843, the first New Year’s card was printed in London.

How to celebrate

Start New Year’s Day on a good note: do whatever you want today. If you have the strength after last night, organize a party. Clean out your closet and throw out your old clothes – plan a trip to the store for new clothes in the coming days. Implement gradually plans and go to the dream.

When is New Year’s Day celebrated in 2024?

New Year’s Day is observed on January 1 each year.


Weekday Month Day Year
Monday January 1 2024
Wednesday January 1 2025
Thursday January 1 2026
Friday January 1 2027

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