Syria celebrates New Year’s Day with a public holiday every 1 January, as does most of the rest of the world. However, the celebrations really begin on New Year’s Eve and reach a high point with the turning of the clock from 11:59pm on 31 December to midnight on 1 January.
|2022||1 Jan||Sat||New Year's Day|
|2023||1 Jan||Sun||New Year's Day|
|2024||1 Jan||Mon||New Year's Day|
|Please scroll down to end of page for previous years' dates.|
New Year’s Day is a time of resolutions and starting fresh for some, while for others it is spent recovering from a big, late night spent with friends and family.
For the 10 percent or so of Syrians who are Christian, New Year’s Day on 1 January is the culmination of a festive season that began with December Solstice on 21 December and then Christmas Day on 25 December. Both of the former are also national holidays in Syria.
Christmas is a time of shopping, church-attendance, and in-home parties. New Year’s Eve is a time for remembering the past and looking forward to the future.
|2021||1 Jan||Fri||New Year's Day|
|2020||1 Jan||Wed||New Year's Day|
|2019||1 Jan||Tue||New Year's Day|
|2018||1 Jan||Mon||New Year's Day|
|2017||1 Jan||Sun||New Year's Day|