New Year’s celebrates the end of the year and the start of a new one. In many places, this is a time for great celebration. Public parties are held in cities all around the world on New Year’s Eve, where people get together to count down to the New Year at midnight.
Orthodox New Year, sometimes called Old New Year, is celebrated on January 14th according to the Julian Calendar. In some countries, the festive Christmas season runs from Orthodox Christmas on January 7 thru Orthodox New Year on January 14.