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January 2025

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 ancient Rome. With most countries using the Gregorian calendar as their main calendar, New Year's Day is the closest thing to being the world's only truly global public holiday, often celebrated with fireworks at the stroke of midnight as the new year starts. January 1 on the Julian calendar currently corresponds to January 14 on the Gregorian calendar, and it is on that date that followers of some of the Eastern Orthodox churches celebrate the New Year. New Year's Day is a postal holiday in the United States.[1]

The Romans dedicated this day to Janus, the god of gates, doors, and beginnings. After Julius Caesar reformed the calendar in 46 BC and was subsequently murdered, the Roman Senate voted to deify him on the 1st January 42 BC [2] in honor of his life and his institution of the new rationalized calendar.[3] The month originally owes its name to the deity Janus, who had two faces, one looking forward and the other looking backward. This suggests that New Year's celebrations are founded on pagan traditions. Some have suggested this occurred in 153 BC, when it was stipulated that the two annual consuls (after whose names the years were identified) entered into office on that day, though no consensus exists on the matter.[4] Dates in March, coinciding with the spring equinox, or commemorating the Annunciation of Jesus, along with a variety of Christian feast dates were used throughout the Middle Ages, though calendars often continued to display the months in columns running from January to December.[citation needed]

March 2025
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Monday March 3, 2025 (3/3/2025)
Method: Great Lent
Notes: (1st day of Great Lent)
Length: 1 day
Period: 1 year
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Monday March 3, 2025 (3/3/2025)
Method: 48 days before Easter (Eastern)
Notes: (Begins 48 days before Easter and lasts 40 days - from Clean Monday to the Friday before Lazarus Saturday)
Length: 40 days
Period: 1 year
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Tuesday March 25, 2025 (3/25/2025)
Method: March 25th on Gregorian calendar
Length: 1 day
Period: 1 year
April 2025
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Tuesday April 1, 2025 (4/1/2025)
Method: April 1st on Gregorian calendar
Length: 1 day
Period: 1 year
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Friday April 18, 2025 (4/18/2025)
Method: 1st Friday before Easter (Eastern)
Length: 1 day
Period: 1 year
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Sunday April 20, 2025 (4/20/2025)
Notes: 1st Sunday after the Paschal full moon
Length: 1 day
Period: 1 year
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Monday April 21, 2025 (4/21/2025)
Method: 1 day after Easter (Eastern)
Length: 1 day
Period: 1 year
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Tuesday April 22, 2025 (4/22/2025)
Method: 2 days after Easter (Eastern)
Length: 1 day
Period: 1 year
May 2025
August 2025
October 2025
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Wednesday October 1, 2025 (10/1/2025)
Method: October 1st on Gregorian calendar
Length: 1 day
Period: 1 year
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Tuesday October 28, 2025 (10/28/2025)
Method: October 28th on Gregorian calendar
Length: 1 day
Period: 1 year
December 2025

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