What Day is January 2 2023
Day after New Year’s Day is celebrated on January 2 when New Year’s Day falls during the week or the following Monday if New Year’s Day falls on a weekend, and we are going to do the most obvious thing to do on a holiday — chill. Did you know that there was a time when the new year was March 15? Weird, right? New Zealand is one of the countries that are always first to celebrate New Year’s Day as it’s 12 hours ahead of G.M.T. Day after New Year’s Day is a public holiday in New Zealand, where people and businesses take the day off.
History of Day after New Year's Day
Up until the 16th century, New Year’s Day on January 1 was hardly a tradition, and different countries worldwide had their times when they celebrated the new year.
In ancient Babylon, the first recorded new year celebration took place in the year 2000 B.C. The Babylonians designed their calendar around the movement of the moon and sun. They celebrate their new year in the month of Nisan, the first new moon after the vernal equinox (mid-March in Gregorian calendar). Before the ancient Roman calendar reformation in Numa’s era, Romans followed the ten-month calendar thought to have been created by the first king of Rome, Romulus.
The month of March was the first on the calendar. As a result, the new year’s celebrations took place on March 1. Later on, January and February were introduced to the Roman calendar, but as the last two months. However, after some period, people began seeing them as the first two months of the year instead. By 153 B.C., Romans had started celebrating the new year on January 1.
After being named Consul and seeing the harmful influence of the Roman calendar on the state’s administration, Julius Caesar instituted fresh adjustments to the calendar. He adjusted the calendar to the movement of the sun and declared January to be the first month of the year. People in much of the Western world followed the calendar for the next 1,600 years, and many of them celebrated the new year on January 1.
During medieval times, the Church temporarily replaced the first day of the year with important religious days, such as the Feast of the Annunciation on March 25 and Jesus’ birthday on December 25. This practice ended in 1582, when Pope Gregory XIII introduced the Gregorian calendar, re-establishing January 1 as New Year’s Day.
Babylonians celebrate the Atiku festival — the first recorded New Year's celebration in history.
After January 1 becomes the day for the new consuls’ inauguration, people begin celebrating New Year's Day on the same day.
500 A.D. — 1500 A.D.
Religious Days Take Precedence
The church designates different important days in the Christian calendar as New Year's Day.
January 1 is Reinstated
Pope Gregory XIII reinstates January 1 as New Year's Day.
Day after New Year's Day FAQs
Is the day after New Year's Day a public holiday in New Zealand?
Yes, the Day after New Year’s Day is a public holiday in New Zealand, and businesses are expected to remain closed for the entire day.
What is the Day after New Year's Day called?
It is called precisely that — the Day after New Year’s Day. There is no other particular name for it.
What do New Zealanders do on the Day after New Year's Day?
Since it’s a no-work day, most New Zealanders use the day as part of their annual vacation where they travel to the countryside or abroad and go camping. Some people spend the time at home, generally relaxing.
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What day is January 2nd on 2023?
New Year's Day (Observed on Monday - Jan 2, 2023) – Help Center Home.
What day does January 2023 start on?
New Year's Day dates.
What is the day on 1 January 2023?
1st January, 2023 falls on Sunday which is a Weekend.
What day is January 4th on 2023?
January 4, 2023 is the 4th day of the year 2023 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 361 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Wednesday.