New Years Day

New Years Day

When is New Years Day 2021?

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New Year's Day is marked with a lot of expectations throughout India. Traditionally, this holiday was observed in March, but the date was shifted to January 1st as it is considered to have more religious significance.

When is New Year's Day?

New Year's Day comes exactly one week after Christmas Day. The holiday is marked on January 1st every year according to the Gregorian calendar.

Is New Year's Day a public holiday?

New Year's Day is a restricted holiday, which means that the holiday is not a day off to the general public. However, the Indian labor laws allow employees to choose some leave days from the list of optional holidays.

What opens or closes on New Year's Day?

Most government offices, schools, organizations and businesses remain open on this day. Most people report to work as usual though mostly late due to late-night celebrations on New Year's Day eve. The public transport remains available, but there could be heavy traffic due to heightened security in major cities such as Mumbai, Delhi, and Bangalore.

Things to do on New Year's Day?

New Year's Day is one of India's largest celebrations as they mark the beginning of a fresh start and a chance to do things better. It is a New Year tradition for people to make resolutions of the expectations for the year. If you have plans of embarking on a new project, there is no better time to make your resolutions than on January 1st every year.

On this day, remember to dress colorfully and indulge in fun activities such as dancing, singing, playing games, or even partying with friends. Celebrations start on December 31st, and night clubs, resorts, movie theatres, and amusement parks are filled with people as they welcome the new 355 days journey.

In large cities, live concerts are organized, and this could be a chance for you to meet some well-known personalities and stars. The large crowds during the concerts are often associated with incidences of crime, which can be a threat to your security, and you, therefore, need to be very careful.

If you want to stay indoors, you can invite a few family and friends and together follow on the New Year events streamed live on TV for the most part of the day. While at it, remember to exchange goodwill messages, greeting cards, and gifts with each other.

The whole idea is to say goodbye to the old year and welcome the new one with the hope that it will bring us happiness and prosperity.

New Years Day Observances

Year Date Day Holiday
2022 31 Dec Sat New Year's Eve
2022 3 Jan Mon New Year's Day
2022 2 Jan Sun New Year's Celebration
2022 1 Jan Sat New Year's Day
2021 31 Dec Fri New Year's Eve
2021 2 Jan Sat New Year's Celebration
2021 1 Jan Fri New Year's Day
2020 31 Dec Thu New Year's Eve
2020 2 Jan Thu New Year's Celebration
2020 1 Jan Wed New Year's Day
2019 31 Dec Tue New Year's Eve
2019 2 Jan Wed New Year's Celebration
2019 1 Jan Tue New Year's Day

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New Years Day Facts

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January 1, 2021

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