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New Year's Day
New Year's Day, also called simply New Year's or New Year, is observed on January 1 , the first day of the year on the modern Gregorian calendar as well as the Julian calendar .
In pre-Christian Rome under the Julian calendar , the day was dedicated to Janus , god of gateways and beginnings, for whom January is also named. As…