What is New Year's Day? We celebrate New Year's every year. But do you know how and when it is celebrated? Let's take a look! According to the Gregorian and Julian calendar, January 1st is a national holiday that celebrates New Year's Day. The New Year Day marks the start of a new with new resolutions and new possibilities. It is also a marking of newly found happiness and restarting life with a clean slate. People consider New Year's to be a reminder of looking ahead to the future, leaving sadness behind and make positive changes in their lives. There are lots of ways in which people celebrate New Year's. At the stroke of midnight, fireworks are released into the sky. Parades around the world are held to welcome the New Year with happiness. People everywhere celebrate the day with champagne and a variety of different foods as well. People keep their loved ones close and follow traditions that are meant to bring good luck and success for the new year.
Celebrated on the first day of the Gregorian and Julian calendar, this holiday focuses on renewal and start of something fresh. A quarter of Americans routinely don't celebrate at New Years at all while just under half of the country takes part in the countdown. While they are counting down one in three Americans are already asleep. Although we often take it for granted, it is widely seen as the fourth most popular holiday behind Independence Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas. The series that is presented forces students to think a little more on their toes. There are a good helping of critical thinking sheets and puzzles to accompany the reading a writing activities.