Friday April 26, 2019

New Years Day 2021

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

New Years Day for the year 2021 is celebrated/ observed on Friday, 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.

Friday, January 1st is day number 1 of the 2021 calendar year with 1 year, 8 months, 6 days until New Years Day 2021.

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

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Date Holiday Details Days to Go
Jan 1 - FriNew Year's Day 2021Federal Holiday616
Jan 6 - WedEpiphany 2021Christian621
Jan 7 - ThursOrthodox Christmas Day 2021Orthodox622
Jan 14 - ThursOrthodox New Year 2021Orthodox629
Jan 14 - ThursMakar Sankranti 2021Hindu629
Jan 18 - MonMartin Luther King Day 2021Federal Holiday633
Jan 28 - ThursTu B'Shevat 2021Jewish643

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