New Years Day

New Years Day

When is New Years Day 2025?

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New Year's Day celebrates on 1 January and marks the start of a new year in the USA, follows the Gregorian calendar. It indicates the end of New Year's Eve celebrations and gives many Americans a chance to remember the previous year.

The New Years' celebration is usually marked by parades and reflection on the previous year while looking forward to the future's possibilities. People celebrate New Year's with their friends and family, making New Year resolutions, including customs intended to acquire luck and achievement in the upcoming year.

Is New Year's Day a Public Holiday?

It is the most celebrated public holiday in the world, which is often celebrated with fireworks at midnight as soon as the new year begins in each time zone. Usually, it is a vacation day for people, schools, and most of the businesses remain closed. Some of the businesses are open but give limited services. Many stores close early on New Year's Eve.

Multiplex theaters, clubs, and other entertainment venues have arranged special programs. Public transportation systems may usually reduce their services. Pharmacy is open on New Year's Eve and New Year's Day, and most stores will be open for their regular hours.

How New Year’s Day is celebrated?

Many people organize parties at their homes or attend special parties to celebrate the upcoming New Year. In various urban areas, large scale open events are organized, which attracts a large number of individuals.

A significant part of the New Year's Eve celebrations is the ball drop in Times Square in Manhattan, New York City. The ball is placed on top of a pole, which made up of crystal and electric lights. One minute before midnight of 31 December, the ball is slowly lowered down from the pole. Precisely at midnight, it comes to rest at the bottom of the pole. The program has been shown on television in the United States and all around the world. Since 1907, this event has been organized every year.

People also visit the busiest place Disneyland for an unforgettable New Year Celebration. Different activities like a parade, fireworks, musical shows, etc. are arranged for visitors.

Use #newyearsday on social media to mark this day. Send Happy New Year messages to friends and relatives.

  • "Remember all the good memories you have made and know that your life will be so full of wonders in the coming year. Happy New Year 2020!"
  • "I love you more today than I loved you yesterday. And I will love you more tomorrow than I love you today. Happy New Year 2020!"
  • "Another wonderful year is going to end. But don't worry, one more year is on the way to decorate your life with unlimited colors of joy!"
  • "May the New Year bring you happiness, peace, and prosperity. Wishing you a joyous 2020!"
  • "May this year bring new happiness, new goals, new achievements and a lot of new inspirations in your life. Wishing you a year fully loaded with happiness."

What to Eat on New Year's Day?

People eat black peas, lentils, pork, ham, and beans on new year's eve. They also prepare green vegetables as it resembles money. Pork regarded as a sign of prosperity in some cultures. Maybe this is the reason many Southern New Year's Day dishes contain pork or ham. Cornbread symbolizes gold, so it is also essential with black-eyed peas and greens and can triple your luck with these natural complements. In different cultures, grapes, fish, and ring-shaped cakes or doughnuts symbolize luck. According to myths, If people eat this food on New Year's day, ensured good luck throughout the year.

Is Banks, Stock Market, and Post Office Open on New Year's Day

As a federal holiday, all the most significant banks remain closed on new year's day. All banks remain open on New Year's Eve, which includes BB&T, Bank of America, Chase, Citibank, U.S. Bank, and SunTrust Bank. The other banks like Wells Fargo, Capital One, PNC Bank, and T.D. Bank are closed earlier.

Schools, post offices, and government offices all remain close, as well as some retail businesses like in-store and supermarket branches of PNC, and SunTrust Bank also closes on this day. The stock market remains closed on this day. On New Year's Eve, it is a half days at the stock market.

New Year's Eve is also the last business day of the year, which means you need to get your financial tasks finished by this day.

New Years Day Observances

Year Date Day Holiday
2024 1 Jan Mon New Year's Day
2023 1 Jan Sun New Year's Day
2022 31 Dec Sat New Year's Eve
2021 1 Jan Fri New Year's Day
2020 1 Jan Wed New Year's Day
2019 1 Jan Tue New Year's Day

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