Just about recovered your New Year celebration excesses? Now is a good time as any to tell you all about our New Year’s Day. New Year’s Day was first celebrated in 45 BC. Soon after becoming Roman dictator, Julius Caesar decided that the traditional Roman calendar was in dire need of reform. He thought it would be a good idea to make the New Year start on 1 January. Previously, New Year was celebrated on January 13. Although not an official holiday, it marks the end of the holiday season and is usually when people take down trees and other decorations