We all know that New Year's Day is January 1, but what day of the week does it fall this year? Is your holiday smack dab in the middle of the week or does it create a long weekend? See our chart below.
Also, did you know that the first month of the new year, January, was named for the Roman god Janus, the two-faced god of beginnings? Janus looks simultaneously to the future and the past, a fitting symbol for this first day of the year.
A fresh calendar encourages us to fill in the blanks with ambitious projects for home and personal improvement, better known as our New Year's resolutions. Turn your face to the future with a few tips on how to make New Year's resolutions.
Ring out the old, ring in the new,
Ring, happy bells, across the snow:
The year is going, let him go;
Ring out the false, ring in the true.
–Alfred, Lord Tennyson (1809-92)
New Year's Dates
|Year||New Year's Day|
|2015||Thursday, January 1|
|2016||Friday, January 1|
Learn more about the many New Year's traditions from around the world.
And be sure to ring in the New Year with our simple punch recipes and tips!