New Years Day Weather History for Peoria & Springfield

Here are the New Years Day Statistics for Peoria & Springfield...

New Years Day Statistics for Peoria since 1893

New Years Day Statistics for Springfield since 1879

New Year's Day is observed on January 1, the first day of the year on the modern Gregorian calendar as well as the Julian calendar used in the Roman Empire since 45 BC. Romans originally dedicated New Year's Day to Janus, the god of gates, doors, and beginnings for whom the first month of the year January is named. Later, as a date in the Gregorian calendar of Christendom, New Year's Day liturgically marked the Feast of the Circumcision of Christ, and is still observed as such in the Anglican and Lutheran Church. In present day, with most countries now using the Gregorian calendar as their de facto calendar, New Year's Day is probably the world's most celebrated public holiday, often observed with fireworks at the stroke of midnight as the new year starts in each time zone. The Times Square Ball located on the roof of One Times Square in New York City, is a prominent part of a New Year's Eve celebration in Times Square colloquially known as the ball drop.  The ball descends 141 feet in 60 seconds down a specially designed flagpole, beginning at 11:59 pm Eastern Time, and resting at midnight to signal the start of the new year.



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