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New Year in Central African Republic

New Year’s Day, which is on January 1, marks the start of the year in the Gregorian calendar and it's a public holiday in many countries. Count down to the New Year, no matter where you are.

Is New Year a Public Holiday?

New Year is a public holiday. It is a day off for the general population, and schools and most businesses are closed.

New Year's Day on January 1 in the Gregorian calendar is celebrated worldwide.

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About New Year

Read more about New Year.

New Year Observances

YearWeekdayDateNameHoliday Type
2015ThuJan 1New YearPublic Holiday
2016FriJan 1New YearPublic Holiday
2017SunJan 1New YearPublic Holiday
2018MonJan 1New YearPublic Holiday
2019TueJan 1New YearPublic Holiday
2020WedJan 1New YearPublic Holiday
2021FriJan 1New YearPublic Holiday
2022SatJan 1New YearPublic Holiday
2023SunJan 1New YearPublic Holiday
2024MonJan 1New YearPublic Holiday
2025WedJan 1New YearPublic Holiday

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