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First day of a calendar year, in particular, January 1 in the Julian and Gregorian calendar

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New Year: First day of a calendar year, in particular, January 1 in the Julian and Gregorian calendar
New Year is the time or day at which a new calendar year begins and the calendar's year count increments by one.

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