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New Year's Day (Holiday)
New Year's Day refers to the first day of the new year according to the Gregorian calendar (January 1).
The day often begins with good food, champagne, fireworks and other festivities. January 1 is a public holiday and is also called Jesus' name day.
According to Jewish tradition, boys were circumcised eight days after birth.
Apart from Israel, the day is a public holiday in all countries that follow the Gregorian calendar.
January 1 was formally made the first day of the year with the Roman ruler Julius Caesar's calendar reform in the year 46 ...