New Year’s Day 2020 in Ireland

New Year’s Day 2020 in Ireland is observed on 01 January every year as a holiday for the general population. This day is celebrated with great enthusiasm, however some recover from last night’s festivities and spend this day quietly with their loved ones and friends either at their homes, beaches or hills. Go ahead and read more about New Year’s Day Celebrations in Ireland.

When is New Year’s Day in 2020?

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January, 2020

(Wednesday)

Is New Year’s Day a Public Holiday in Ireland?

New Year’s Day is a public holiday for the general population according to Ireland Holidays 2020. This means, offices, colleges, schools, universities, and several other academic institutions remain closed on this day.

New Year’s Day Celebrations in Ireland

Irish natives can be widely seen wishing each other “Athbhliain Faoi Mhaise Duit or “Happy New Year” to each other on the first day of New Year. New Year’s Day is known as Lá Caille or Lá Bliana Nua in Ireland. People can be seen hiking on mountains on this day, or going for New Year’s Dips in the sea or ocean, where people take a dip in the cold waters. Some villages or regions in the countryside or cities organize New Year Parades on the New Year’s Day in Ireland. One of the popular events on this occasion is a large parade being organized in Dublin. Horse races are also held in several regions. People gorge on sweets, bread or cake, corned beef, potatoes with cabbage etc.

New Year’s Day Observances

Year Weekday Date Name Holiday Type
2019 Tue 1 January New Year’s Day National Holiday
2020 Wed 1 January New Year’s Day National Holiday
2021 Fri 1 January New Year’s Day National Holiday
2022 Sat 1 January New Year’s Day National Holiday
2023 Sun 1 January New Year’s Day National Holiday
2024 Mon 1 January New Year’s Day National Holiday
2025 Wed 1 January New Year’s Day National Holiday

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Quick Facts

This year: Wed, 1 January 2020
Next year: Fri, 1 January 2021
Last year: Tue, 1 January 2019
Type: National Holiday