New Year facts for kids

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Rio New Year Fireworks
New Year's Eve celebration in Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Baby New Year 1905 chases old 1904 into the history books in this cartoon by John T. McCutcheon.

The New Year is an event that happens when a culture celebrates the end of one year and the beginning of the next year. Cultures that measure yearly calendars all have New Year celebrations. On January 1, 1600 Scotland, was the first country to adopt January 1 as the first day of the New Year. Now, many countries celebrate the New Year.ln China there is dragon dance.

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