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Origin of new year
Words nearby new year
What does New Year mean?
When capitalized, the term New Year commonly refers to the first day or the first few days of a new year starting on January 1.
This is the sense of the term that’s used in the phrase Happy New Year and in the terms New Year’s Eve (December 31) and New Year’s Day (January 1), which is a holiday to celebrate the New Year. The term New Year’s can refer to either New Year’s Eve or New Year’s Day. It can also refer to the period of time spanning the end of the year and the beginning of the new one. New Year can also be used in this way, as in We’ll be away for the New Year, but we’ll be back on January 4.
Of course, people who are wishing you a Happy New Year are probably wishing that your entire year is happy, too—not just its first day or first few days. In general, a new year is the year that has just begun or will begin soon.
The term New Year is also used in the context of the beginnings of years that are based on other calendars, such as a Lunar New Year. For example, the Chinese New Year and the Jewish New Year (known as Rosh Hashanah) are both based on lunar calendars. The New Year holiday known as Nowruz (sometimes called the Persian New Year) occurs on the vernal equinox.
In the U.S., the New Year is part of what’s known as the holiday season (sometimes called the holidays)—the period that starts on Thanksgiving and continues until New Year’s Day and includes the holidays of Hanukkah, Christmas, Kwanzaa, and New Year’s Eve.
Many people view the New Year as a time for new beginnings and resolutions.
Example: Let’s see how I keep up with my fitness goals after the New Year.
Where does New Year come from?
The first records of the term New Year come from the 1100s. The term New Year’s Day is first recorded in the 1100s and New Year’s Eve is first recorded in the 1300s.
New Year’s Eve is traditionally a time for parties and counting down to the New Year. Some people seek to observe the passage into a new year quietly, but others do it with a bang—often literally. New Year celebrations often feature fireworks, noisemakers, or banging on pots and pans. The verb phrase ring in in ring in the New Year refers to the fact that the arrival of the New Year is often greeted with the ringing of bells, such as church bells.
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What are some other forms related to New Year?
- new year (uncapitalized)
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How is New Year used in real life?
When people use the term New Year, they’re commonly referring to the first few days of the year starting on January 1, which is often seen as a time of new beginnings. But there are other New Year celebrations based on other calendars.
i wanna be very intentional about who i’m around and what i’m doing to celebrate the new year this year. i need to be cute, lit, updating my vision board and setting intentions with my fav people.
— Chrish (@ChrishLikeTrish) November 14, 2020
I won't be ringing in the New Year… Just ringing out 2020
— Nathan Mc Andrew (@NathanMcAndrew7) December 2, 2020
Look at the amazing job my mom did for our outdoor safe Rosh Hoshanah brunch 🍎 🍯
Happy happy safe and healthy New Year to all who are celebrating 🥳 pic.twitter.com/fpywnxjKMP
— Dan Leach (@DanLeach971) September 19, 2020
Try using New Year!
Is New Year used correctly in the following sentence?
If you don’t have any plans for the New Year, you should come to my party.
Example sentences from the Web for new year
At the beginning of every new year, Fortune examines how the venture capital industry supported female founders—or not—the year before.Female founders’ share of venture capital funding shrank to 2.2% in 2020|Emma Hinchliffe|February 8, 2021|Fortune
At the start of the new year, it is hoping to take what it learned operating through the disruptions of the coronavirus and social unrest and use it while slowly returning to its core area of expertise.‘Not just one thing’: How Thrillist plans to rebound from a nearly travel-free 2020|Max Willens|February 8, 2021|Digiday
As a new year starts, we’re all looking ahead with hope for a return to normalcy.Leveraging customer data and AI to drive ecommerce growth in 2021|Tracey Ryan O’Connor|February 1, 2021|Search Engine Watch
The second restart felt great for a month, maybe, or right until the cursed new year of 2020 began.Did Thru-Hiking the Appalachian Trail Ruin My Body?|Grayson Haver Currin|January 25, 2021|Outside Online
Council members publicly agonized over the decisions they’d have to make in the new year last month after a presentation on the city’s five-year financial outlook.City Leaders Warn Departments: Start Looking for Cuts|Lisa Halverstadt|January 12, 2021|Voice of San Diego
But the enemy of the new emirs is neither the Jew nor the Christian, it is the godless militant defending secularism.Houellebecq’s Incendiary Novel Imagines France With a Muslim President|Pierre Assouline|January 9, 2015|DAILY BEAST
However, more than 20 players on the ballot this year were probably worthy of being enshrined in Cooperstown.Conservative Curt Says His Politics, Not His Pitching, Kept Him Out of the Hall of Fame|Ben Jacobs|January 9, 2015|DAILY BEAST
The influential al Qaeda propagandist, who was born in New Mexico, died in a U.S. drone strike later that year.
Eric Garcetti succeeded Villaraigosa and has received high marks in his first year and a half on the job.The Golden State Preps for the ‘Red Wedding’ of Senate Races|David Freedlander|January 9, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Back in New York, the slow pace and inward focus of her yoga practice was less fulfilling.How Taryn Toomey’s ‘The Class’ Became New York’s Latest Fitness Craze|Lizzie Crocker|January 9, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Descending the Alps to the east or south into Piedmont, a new world lies around and before you.Glances at Europe|Horace Greeley
Here began indeed, in the drab surroundings of the workshop, in the silent mystery of the laboratory, the magic of the new age.The Unsolved Riddle of Social Justice|Stephen Leacock
Joe looked at her with a smile, his face still solemn and serious for all its youth and the fires of new-lit hope behind his eyes.The Bondboy|George W. (George Washington) Ogden
In the year of misery, of agony and suffering in general he had endured, he had settled upon one theory.The Homesteader|Oscar Micheaux
There seems something in that also which I could spare only very reluctantly from a new Bible in the world.The Salvaging Of Civilisation|H. G. (Herbert George) Wells