New Year’s

New Year's
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New Year’s Day is observed on January 1, the first day of the year on the modern Gregorian and Julian calendars. During the pre-Christian Rome, the day was dedicated to Janus, god of gateways and beginnings.

History of the New Year

The early Roman calendar designated March 1 as the new year. The calendar had just ten months, beginning in March. That the new year once began with the month of March is still reflected in some of the names of the months.

The New Year was first celebrated on January 1 in Rome in 153 BC. In was the day new consuls in Rome took office and Romans had commonly used the name of the two consuls to identify a year.

Most nations of Western Europe officially adopted 1 January as New Year’s Day somewhat before they adopted the Gregorian Calendar.

New Year’s Eve

New Year’s Eve is the last day of the year which occurs on December 31 six days after Christmas Day. New Year’s Eve is often celebrated at evening social gatherings, where many people dance, drink alcohol and watch or light fireworks to mark the new year.

In most European countries, the New Year is greeted with private fireworks as well.

New Year in Paris France
New Year in Paris, France: This is one of the most colorful and exciting places to celebrate New Year’s Eve. The Champs-Elysees is the site of the city’s largest gathering on New Year’s Eve in Paris.

London New Years Eve
New Year in London, United Kingdom: Whether you’re a local or just visiting for the holidays, New Year’s Eve in London is one of the best places in the world to be for New Year celebrations.

Berlin Brandeburg Gate Fireworks
New Year in Berlin, Germany: This is one of Europe’s biggest street parties on New Year’s Eve. It is celebrated between Brandenburg Gate and the Victory Column in Berlin. About one million people await the beginning of the new year.

New Years Eve in Moscow Russia
New Year’s Eve in Moscow: In Russia’s beautiful capital city, is one of those destinations that truly makes the perfect winter holiday destination thanks to the snowy weather which guarantees a “winter wonderland” atmosphere.

Istanbul Fireworks New Year
New Year in Istanbul, Turkey: Millions of people celebrate the New Year’s Eve in Istanbul in the streets of Taksim and other parts of this city. You can even book a cruise along the Bosphorus and watch the celebrations from afar and sure you will have one of the best views for the amazing fireworks at the midnight.

Prague New Year Celebration
New Year in Prague – Czech Republic: Much of the fun takes place at the Old Toen Square and Wenceslas Square. Fireworks are set off all around this beautiful town, with one of the best displays occurring at Letna Gardens, which can be watched from nearby bridges and embankments.

New Year in European Languages

France Le Jour de l'AnGermany NeujahrstagSpain Año NuevoItaly Capodanno
Norway Første nyttårsdagCzech Nový rokDenmark NytårsdagNetherlands Nieuwjaarsdag
Finland UudenvuodenpäiväHungary ÚjévSlovenia Novo letoBosnia Nova Godina
Sweden NyårsdagenCroatian Nova GodinaPoland Nowy RokRomania Anul nou
Russia Новый ГодTurkey YılbaşıIreland Lá CailleSerbia Nova Godina

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