New Year’s Day

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New Year’s celebration began to take place about 4000 years ago, when Babylonians started celebrating the New Year during the first new moon. During antiquity the first day of new year was celebrated at different times around the world tied to an astronomical or agricultural event. In 46 BCE, Julius Caesar introduced the Julian Calendar which made January 1st as the 1st day of the new year. At that time it was celebrated by decorating homes and exchanging gifts.

New Year’s day is a public holiday in United States. This day is spent reflecting the past year. People usually make New Year resolutions like changing diet, no to crackers, quitting smoking and so on. Celebrations shine in schools and colleges on this day, late night parties are also enjoyed with the loved ones welcoming the new year with full of joy.

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