New Years Day for the year 2008 is celebrated/ observed on Tuesday, January 1st.
New Year’s marks the start of a new year (January 1st) according to the Gregorian calendar. The day is a Federal holiday in the United States with government offices, schools and most businesses closed. Many will reflect on their past year accomplishments and set new goals for the New Year.
Most countries around the world celebrate New Year’s on January 1st. Some people around the world will celebrate the civil holiday on the January 1st and celebrate their cultural or religious New Year on another date.
The Chinese New Year occurs on the new moon of the first lunar month which marks the beginning of spring sometime between January 21st and February 21st. Jewish New Year (Rosh Hashana) occurs in the fall following the sighting of the new moon using the lunar calendar sometime between September 5th and October 5th. Islamic New Year (Muharram) is based on a 354 day lunar calendar that changes their New Year by roughly eleven days each year as mapped to the Gregorian calendar. Many south and south east Asians celebrate New Year between April 13th to 15th. The Orthodox New Year falls on around January 14th each year often referred to as the Old New Year because it’s based on the first day of the Julian calendar which was widely used prior to the acceptance of the Gregorian calendar.
Tuesday, January 1st is day number 1 of the 2008 calendar year with -11 years, -4 months, -21 days until New Years Day 2008.
More information on New Years Day. (Traditions, Customs and History)
|New Years Day|
|Name(s):||New Years Day|
|When:||First day of the year on Gregorian Calendar|
January 2008 Holidays
|Date||Holiday||Details||Days to Go|
|Jan 1||New Year's Day 2008||Federal Holiday||-4159|
|Jan 6||Epiphany 2008||Christian||-4154|
|Jan 7||Orthodox Christmas Day 2008||Orthodox||-4153|
|Jan 9||Muharram 2008||Muslim||-4151|
|Jan 14||Makar Sankranti 2008||Hindu||-4146|
|Jan 14||Orthodox New Year 2008||Orthodox||-4146|
|Jan 18||Ashura 2008||Muslim||-4142|
|Jan 21||Martin Luther King Day 2008||Federal Holiday||-4139|
|Jan 22||Tu B'Shevat 2008||Jewish||-4138|