Ok not really that new anymore. I found out the meaning behind New Year Day. Yes, there's a meaning behind it like all other festivals.
Jesus Christ was born on Christmas Day and on the 8th day, he was circumcised. Counting from Christmas Day (incl. Christmas Day itself), the 8th day would be New Year Day!
True or not, I leave it to you. I heard about this through our Dean in the church I'm attending.
Have a Blessed Day!