New Year's Day in Canada marks the unbecoming of a new year on the Gregorian Calendar hence the name. It occurs January 1rst of every year.
The New Year in Canada is a national holiday, meaning that many businesses and schools get to take the day off. Traditionally it is celebrated with the blasting of beautiful fireworks and parties.
Since the change to the Gregorian Calendar, it originally occurred March 15th with the old Roman calendar. Thus began the New Year, yet it was not accepted by the Roman Catholic Church until 1582.