New Year’s Day, also referred to as simply New Year’s or New Year, is observed on January 1, the initial day of the season on the present day Gregorian calendar along with the Julian calendar.
In pre-Christian Rome under the Julian calendar, today was specialized in Janus, god of gateways and beginnings, for whom January can be named. As a romantic date in the Gregorian calendar of Christendom, New Year’s Day liturgically marked the Feast of the Naming and Circumcision of Jesus, which is still observed as a result in the Anglican Church and Lutheran Church.
Today, with many countries now utilising the Gregorian calendar as their de facto calendar, New Year’s Day is the most celebrated public holiday, often observed with fireworks at the stroke of midnight as the newest year starts in everytime zone. Other global New Year’s Day traditions include making New Year’s resolutions and calling one’s friends and family.
Other New Year’s
The KṒJṒDÁ Yoruba Calendar is also called the African New Year is celebrated in Western part of Nigeria on the 1st-4th day of June.
The New Year begins on June 3rd (Okodu 3) of the Gregorian Calendar.
Chinese New Year is celebrated in several countries across the world. It’s the very first day of the lunar calendar and is corrected for the solar every three years. The vacation normally falls between January 20 and February 20. The vacation is celebrated with food, families, lucky money (usually in a red envelope), and a great many other red things once and for all luck. Lion and dragon dances, drums, fireworks, firecrackers, and other kinds of entertainment fill the streets with this day.
Japanese New Year is celebrated on January 1 because the Gregorian calendar is now used instead of the Chinese calendar.