Tuesday June 25, 2019

New Years Day 2020


People in Miami watching firework show over Biscayne Bay.People in Miami watching firework show over Biscayne Bay.

New Years Day for the year 2020 is celebrated/ observed on Wednesday, 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.


Wednesday, January 1st is day number 1 of the 2020 calendar year with 6 months, 7 days until New Years Day 2020.


More information on New Years Day. (Traditions, Customs and History)

New Years Day
Name(s):New Years Day
Type:Federal Holiday
When:First day of the year on Gregorian Calendar

January 2020 Holidays

Date Holiday Details Days to Go
Jan 1 - Wed New Year's Day 2020 Federal Holiday190
Jan 6 - Mon Epiphany 2020 Christian195
Jan 7 - Tues Orthodox Christmas Day 2020 Orthodox196
Jan 14 - Tues Orthodox New Year 2020 Orthodox203
Jan 15 - WedMakar Sankranti 2020Hindu204
Jan 20 - Mon Martin Luther King Day 2020Federal Holiday209
Jan 25 - Sat Chinese New Year 2020 Observance214

New Years Day by Year



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