31st December is such a global celebration in and around the world. According to the Gregorian calendar, it marks the last day of the year. This day is celebrated as the New Year’s Eve. The following day is the first day of the New Year.
Different people have different feelings for this day. Some people look forward to the upcoming year and become very excited to know what is in store for them whereas some feel extremely nostalgic to recollect all the beautiful memories that they have been through during the past 12 months. Some people start thinking about their New Year resolutions. People attend midnight church services while others go for partying. Clubs and pubs remain crowded on this day. There are people who do not like to go outside. In such cases, they arrange for some small get-togethers at their own places. Everyone celebrates this day in their own way.
31st December marks the ending of a year. The next day is celebrated as the New Year day. In the year 1582, the Gregorian calendar was introduced by Pope Gregory XIII. This calendar was adopted in some parts of Europe immediately whereas some countries did not use this until even centuries later. For instance, the United States and the United Kingdom started following Gregorian calendar in the year 1752.
This day’s celebrations and festivities can be traced even before the spread of Christianity. In Europe, many inhabitants were converted to Christianity. During that time, these festivals were connected with the Christian beliefs and then celebrations like New Year’s Eve and other New Year celebrations were introduced.
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It is to be noted that not all religions follow the Gregorian calendar and celebrate 31st December and other festivities related to it. Hindu, Chinese, Islamic, Jewish, etc. calendars differ to that of the Gregorian calendar in terms of the last day and first day of the year.