January 1st is Not a Public Holiday Where I Live
It is assumed that on January 1st, everyone will have a public holiday. In my country, Malaysia, almost all the states have this day as a public holiday but the state where I live which is Johor, January 1st isn’t a public holiday. Therefore, people go to work and children go to school on January 1st.
Therefore, it’s not possible for my daughter to stay up late on New Year’s Eve to watch the fireworks because she has to go to school on January 1st and she has to wake up early.
However, as of 2014, Johor will have weekends beginning on Friday and the first day of the week is now on a Sunday. My daughter will have to go to school on Sunday. And since January 1st falls on a Friday in 2016, my daughter doesn't have to start school until January 3rd which is a Sunday. So, we do get a holiday on January 1st for 2016. Hooray!
Happy New Year!
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