New Year's Day is celebrated January 1st in most countries that follow the Gregorian calendar. Countries like China and Israel that follow a different calendar system have their New Year's celebrations on other dates.
New Year's was mostly celebrated March 1st on the old Roman calendar. In 153 BC, the celebration was moved to January 1st because that was the date that Roman consuls, after whom years were named and numbered, were selected.
New Year's day is usually a time to reflect on the past year and look forward to the new year. Some people choose this time to set goals and resolutions for the coming year. If you want to share some of your new year's resolutions with us, please visit our new year's resolution's mosaic.