5. New Year's Day – A Holiday of New Beginnings

New Year's Day officially begins as soon as yell "Happy New Year" at midnight. Most people partying well after midnight into the wee hours the first day of the new year. In , many New Year's parties include breakfast or brunch. at the stroke of midnight there will be and couples often kiss. One of the most New Year's celebrations takes place in New York 's Time Square, where a huge cut crystal ball at midnight in front of millions of people in the cold. Many more millions watch on . Some groups, called Polar Bear Clubs, jump into cold ocean water on New Year's Day as literal way to start the new year fresh.

Year's Day, January 1, is a national holiday the United States. This means that schools, banks, offices, and post offices are closed. Given how people tend to drink alcohol on New Year's , many people wake up on New Year's Day a hangover. The national holiday is a good to recover.

Since many people go out partying their friends on New Year's Eve, many people New Year's Day to visit family members. New 's Day is also when many people start on New Year's resolutions. A resolution is a promise change a lifestyle habit. The most common resolution to lose weight. Many people also join gyms part of their resolutions.

On New Year's Day are also parades such as the famous Tournament Roses Parade in Pasadena, California, where all the are made of different colored roses and they for awards. Many people also watch college and football games, including the Rose Bowl, which is held in Pasadena, California.