New Year’s Day, also simply called New Year or New Year’s, is observed on January 1, the first day of the year on the modern Gregorian calendar as well as the Julian calendar.
In the present day, with most countries now using the Gregorian calendar as their de facto calendar, New Year’s Day is among the most celebrated public holidays in the world, often observed with fireworks at the stroke of midnight as the new year starts in each time zone. Other global New Year’s Day traditions include making New Year’s resolutions and calling one’s friends and family.
This New Year’s Day is very special, because it’s the end of the 2010’s and the beginning of 2020’s. We should make it more meaningful and special. In this passage, we will learn more about the New Year and what it really brings to us.
1.New Year’s Logo
New year brings new feelings and new hopes. We have prepared three different logos to bring you three different New Year experience.
The first one, colorful lights and fireworks bring us a more intuitive New Year’s joy.
The second one, the blooming of red, yellow and blue makes this New Year’s Day more artistic.
While the last one, the silver-white fireworks bloom in the black sky, and we are reunited with our family in a warm home. Isn’t this the happiest moment of the new year?
2.New Year’s Origin
New Year is one of the oldest holidays still celebrated, but the exact date and nature of the festivities have changed over time. It originated thousands of years ago in ancient Babylon, celebrated as an eleven-day festival on the first day of spring. During this time, many cultures used the sun and moon cycle to decide the “first” day of the year. It wasn’t until Julius Caesar implemented the Julian calendar that January 1st became the common day for the celebration.
3.New Year’s Food
American Citizens often celebrate with a party featuring toasting, drinking and fireworks late into the night before the New Year’s Day, where the gathering counts down the final seconds to January 1st. Some foods considered “lucky” to eat during the festivities include: circular shaped foods, black-eyed peas, cabbage and pork.
①The USA Celebrations
In the United States, it is traditional to spend this occasion together with loved ones. A toast is made to the new year, with kisses, fireworks, and parties among the customs. It is popular to make a New Year’s resolution, although that is optional.
In the country’s most famous New Year celebration in New York City, the Times Square Ball located high above One Times Square is lowered starting at 11:59 pm, with a countdown from sixty seconds until one second, when it reaches the bottom of its tower. The arrival of the new year is announced at the stroke of midnight with fireworks, music and a live celebration that is broadcast worldwide.
②The UK Celebrations
Throughout Great Britain there are many celebrations across the island. In London, thousands gather along the Embankment on the River Thames to watch the fireworks around the London Eye. The New Year officially starts when Big Ben strikes twelve.
5.What New Year truly brings to us
Although the New Year’s Day is only one of 365 days, the emotion and impact it brings to us is profound. On this day, family and friends get together, look back on 2019, look forward to 2020, and talk about the good expectations for the future. This kind of strong atmosphere and emotions between family members is not available to us in normal times.
This day is also the beginning of a whole year. On this day, we can set our goals and expectations for this year and make a determination to become better ourselves. Where there is a goal there is a direction, we must work hard in this direction.
After reading this article, do you have a deeper understanding of the New Year? You can also try to make your own New Year logo with Logo Maker. Happy New Year to all of you!