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New Year’s Day

January 1

New Year’s Day falls on January 1 and marks the start of a new year, according to the Gregorian calendar. It marks the end of New Year’s Eve celebrations in the United States and gives many Americans a chance to remember the previous year. The start of New Year’s Day, at midnight, is heralded by fireworks, parties, and special events, which are televised.

Government offices, organizations, schools and many businesses are closed in the United States on New Year’s Day. In general, public life is completely closed down.


January 1
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