Why is New Year's Day Significant?
We celebrate New Year's every year. But do you know how and when it is celebrated? Let us take a look! According to the Gregorian and Julian calendar, January 1st is a national holiday that celebrates New Year's Day. The New Year Day marks the start of a new with new resolutions and new possibilities. It is also a marking of newly found happiness and restarting life with a clean slate. People consider New Year's to be a reminder of looking ahead to the future, leaving sadness behind and make positive changes in their lives. There are lots of ways in which people celebrate New Year's. At the stroke of midnight, fireworks are released into the sky. Parades around the world are held to welcome the New Year with happiness. People everywhere celebrate the day with champagne and a variety of different foods as well. People keep their loved ones close and follow traditions that are meant to bring good luck and success for the new year.
People all over the world celebrate the New Year by making a decision to do or not do something in the New Year. These decisions are called resolutions. Historians believe that the first culture to make New Year’s resolutions was the Babylonians, nearly 4,000 years ago. Roman and early Christian societies did the same. About 40% of Americans make resolutions every year. Most resolutions have to do with self-improvement.