New Year's Day is the first day of the New Year. On the modern Gregorian calendar, it is celebrated on January 1, as it was also in ancient Rome. In all countries using the Gregorian calendar as their main calendar, except for Israel, it is a holiday, often celebrated with fireworks at the stroke of midnight as the New Year starts.
January 1 marks the end of a period of remembrance of a particular passing year, especially on radio, television, and in newspapers, which usually starts right after Christmas Day. Often there are also articles on planned or expected changes in the coming year, such as the description of new laws that often take effect on January 1.
It is also customary to make New Year's resolutions, which individuals hope to fulfill in the coming year; the most popular ones in the western world include to stop tobacco smoking or drinking alcohol, or to lose weight or get physically fit.
Here is a lit of some of the most popular resolutions:
Happy New Year!