New Year’s Day

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New Year’s Day is observed Public Holiday on 1st January in all countries, with exception of Israel. New Year’s day is the first day of the year on the Gregorian calendar, and falls exactly one week after the Christmas Day of the previous year. Some countries may also have 2nd January as an additional New Year holiday.

New Year’s day is known as rest day for who celebrate New Year’s Eve day on 31 December. It’s simply a day of recovering from the night before – New Year’s Eve. The public holiday of New Year is movable in most of countries, meaning that if New Year’s day falls on a Saturday or Sunday, then the following Monday becomes the public holiday. Shops, offices and banks are closed on New Year’s day. Public transport reduced significantly due to the working crowd are at the minimum.

Although the day of 31st December is not a public holiday, but it is the day for people to prepare for one of the biggest parties of the year. Countries or cities in many places, will celebrate fireworks at midnight on New Year’s Eve usher in the New Year. Fireworks display across the globe sharp at 0:00 in local timezone. Sing, cheer, take drinks and party are a must in this yearly grand celebration.

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