New Year

first day of the year according to some calendar (e.g., January 1 in the Julian and Gregorian calendar)

The New Year is an event that happens when a culture celebrates the end of one year and the beginning of the next year. Cultures that measure yearly calendars all have New Year celebrations. On January 1, 1600 Scotland was the first country to adopt January 1 as the first day of the New Year. Now, many countries celebrate the New Year on the 31st of December and the 1st of January. Celebrations often include parties and fireworks.

2016 New Year in Helsinki