Interesting Facts:

New Years wasn’t always celebrated on January 1st. The earliest New Year’s festivities date back over 4,000 years ago. The people of ancient Bablyon began New Years in March. They would have an 11 day festival to celebrate the beginning of spring and crops being planted.  The calendar we use today was introduced in 1582 by Pope Gregory XIII. He declared once and for all that New Years shall be January 1st.