New year is the time at which a new calendar year begins. Many cultures celebrate this event in some or the other way.
In 46 BC, Julius Calendar extended year to 445 days. The normal number of 355 days had already been increased by the addition of 23 days, inserted after February 23. Sixty seven days, divided into 1 menses intercalares, were now added between November and December. This year hence had 15 months. After this, the new calendar started. Since 153 BC, January 1st was the day new consuls in Rome took office. And also Romans had used the name of the2 consuls to identify a specific year in question. Hence by making January 1st as the start of the new year, it just lined up with the consular year.
People exchange New Year wishes and happy New year greetings during the new year.
Please find below some retina ready new year graphics.
Happy New Year 2017