New Year's Day Facts

New Years Day Little Known Facts

On New Years Day we change our calendar, make our resolution for the year and recover from the night before.

Start your year by learning new facts about the 1st January. For the full video, scroll down!

An earlier version of Roman calendar had 10 months in a year.

Last Roman gladiator competition took place on January 1st, 404 AD.

Ellis Island opened for immigration on January 1st, 1892.

The first Rose Bowl took place January 1st, 1902. Michigan defeated Stanford 49-0.

On January 1st, 1934, Alcatraz became a U.S. Federal prison.

New Zealand is one of the first countries to celebrate New Year’s.

Christmas tree bonfires are a popular New Year tradition in parts of Europe.

An insurance group study finds that the most number of cars are stolen on New Year’s Eve.

Over 1.5 million people witness the famous Sydney Harbour’s New Year celebration.

Losing Weight is the most common New Year’s resolution.

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