New Year's Day - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. No tech or lawyering today. Time for family and football and peace and quiet. Thanks to the readers and subscribers who helped FutureLawyer reach the magic 1,000 subscriber number in 2008. New Year's Day has been celebrated on January 1st, since the adoption of the Gregorian Calendar in 1752. However, the beginning of a new year has been celebrated by humans much longer. Originally, the holiday was in March, to coincide with Spring, and the new birth that Spring brings. Whichever way you celebrate New Year's, here's hoping that your New Year is happy and prosperous.