New Year's Day in India in 2020

New Year's Day in India in 2020
  How long until New Year's Day?
This holiday next takes place in 42 days.
  Dates of New Year's Day in India
2021 Jan 1
Arunachal PradeshFri, Jan 1Regional Holiday
ManipurFri, Jan 1Regional Holiday
MeghalayaFri, Jan 1Regional Holiday
MizoramFri, Jan 1Regional Holiday
NagalandFri, Jan 1Regional Holiday
PuducherryFri, Jan 1Regional Holiday
SikkimFri, Jan 1Regional Holiday
Tamil NaduFri, Jan 1Regional Holiday
TelanganaFri, Jan 1Regional Holiday
2020 Jan 1
Arunachal PradeshWed, Jan 1Regional Holiday
ManipurWed, Jan 1Regional Holiday
MeghalayaWed, Jan 1Regional Holiday
MizoramWed, Jan 1Regional Holiday
NagalandWed, Jan 1Regional Holiday
PuducherryWed, Jan 1Regional Holiday
SikkimWed, Jan 1Regional Holiday
Tamil NaduWed, Jan 1Regional Holiday
TelanganaWed, Jan 1Regional Holiday
2019 Jan 1
Arunachal PradeshTue, Jan 1Regional Holiday
ManipurTue, Jan 1Regional Holiday
MeghalayaTue, Jan 1Regional Holiday
MizoramTue, Jan 1Regional Holiday
NagalandTue, Jan 1Regional Holiday
PuducherryTue, Jan 1Regional Holiday
SikkimTue, Jan 1Regional Holiday
Tamil NaduTue, Jan 1Regional Holiday
TelanganaTue, Jan 1Regional Holiday
2018 Jan 1
Arunachal PradeshMon, Jan 1Regional Holiday
ManipurMon, Jan 1Regional Holiday
MeghalayaMon, Jan 1Regional Holiday
MizoramMon, Jan 1Regional Holiday
NagalandMon, Jan 1Regional Holiday
SikkimMon, Jan 1Regional Holiday
Tamil NaduMon, Jan 1Regional Holiday
TelanganaMon, Jan 1Regional Holiday
2017 Jan 1
Arunachal PradeshSun, Jan 1Regional Holiday
ManipurSun, Jan 1Regional Holiday
MeghalayaSun, Jan 1Regional Holiday
MizoramSun, Jan 1Regional Holiday
NagalandSun, Jan 1Regional Holiday
SikkimSun, Jan 1Regional Holiday
Tamil NaduSun, Jan 1Regional Holiday
  Summary
New Year's Day is a public holiday in all countries that observe the Gregorian calendar, with the exception of Israel
  New Year's Day in other countries
New Year's Day internationally
  Which regions observe New Year's Day in 2020?
Arunachal Pradesh  Arunachal PradeshJan 1Regional Holiday
Manipur  ManipurJan 1Regional Holiday
Meghalaya  MeghalayaJan 1Regional Holiday
Mizoram  MizoramJan 1Regional Holiday
Nagaland  NagalandJan 1Regional Holiday
Puducherry  PuducherryJan 1Regional Holiday
Sikkim  SikkimJan 1Regional Holiday
Tamil Nadu  Tamil NaduJan 1Regional Holiday
Telangana  TelanganaJan 1Regional Holiday
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When is New Year's Day?

New Year's Day is the first day of the year, in the Gregorian calendar, and falls exactly one week after the Christmas Day of the previous year.

New Year's Day is a public holiday in all countries that observe the Gregorian calendar, with the exception of Israel. This makes it the world's most widely observed public holiday.

Some countries may also have January 2nd as an additional New Year holiday.

Countries who still use the Julian Calendar observe New Year's Day on January 14th.

Who is working on January 1st?

It is traditionally celebrated with firework displays across the globe at 00:00 in the local time zones.

History of New Year's Day

New Year's Day was originally observed on March 15th in the old Roman Calendar. When January and February were added during one of the many attempts to clean up the calendar, they were actually added to the end of the year.

The start of the year was fixed at January 1st in 153 BCE, by two Roman consuls. The month was named Janus after the name of the Roman god of doors and gates. Janus had two faces, one facing forward and one looking back, a fitting name for the month at the start of the year.

During the Middle Ages, a number of different Christian feast dates were used to mark the New Year, though calendars often continued to display the months in columns running from January to December in the Roman fashion.

It wasn't until 1582 when the Roman Catholic Church officially adopted January 1st as the New Year.

Most countries in Western Europe had officially adopted January 1st as New Year's Day even before they adopted the Gregorian calendar.

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