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New Years Day

Definition: The tradition of ringing in the new year began from the Roman God Janus, who had two faces - one for looking forward the other for looking backward.

Julius Caesar, the Roman emperor, decided that the year should start in the month January in honor of Janus.

Today's traditions of New Years Day include parades and watching football.

Celebrated on January 1. Celebrated on January 14 in the Ukraine due to the different calendar year.

Related Resources:

New Years at Kids' Turn
Fun ways kids can celebrate New Years.

Elsewhere on the Web:

Billy Bear's New Years
Fun activities to celebrate New Years.

St. Basil's Day
New Year's celebrations in Greece.

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