About New Year's Day
New Year's Day is the so-called "New Year" in many countries, it is on January 1st. In Chinese history, "New Year's Day" refers to the first day of the first lunar month. After the founding of the People's Republic of China, it was decided that the first day of the first month of the Gregorian calendar should be New Year's Day. Therefore, New Year's Day in China is also known as the "Gregorian calendar year".
In China, New Year's Day came into being later and evolved from the Spring Festival, so people celebrate New Year's Day in a similar way to the Spring Festival. Some traditional ways of celebrating New Year's Day are mainly preserved in rural areas. People get together on New Year's Day, Every household will set off firecrackers, kill chickens and geese, and worship ancestors. Nowadays, most of activities are collective activities, such as New Year's Eve parties, and some people will travel on New Year's Day.
New Year's Day in the West originated in 46 B.C. in order to bless the Double-faced God Janus, the door god of Roman mythology, which Caesar of ancient Rome designated the day as the beginning of the New Year.
Nowadays, New Year's Day has been designated as a statutory festival in many countries. Every country will have a holiday on New Year's Day to remind people to remember this festival.