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Offices Closed for New Year's Day

December 31, 2015
Atlanta's New Year's Eve Peach Drop

State offices will be closed tomorrow for New Year's Day 2016.

Declared a U.S. federal holiday in 1870, the timing of New Year's Day was determined by astronomers and mathematicians back in the days of Julius Caesar. Today, we recognize the holiday in America on every Jan. 1, and cultures across the world enjoy various foods and celebrations. Many Americans celebrate with parties, personal resolutions and fireworks. Atlanta hosts a free annual Peach Drop every New Year's Eve, and several state parks in Georgia host First Day Hikes on Jan. 1.

Here's to the new year!

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Photo Courtesy Georgia Department of Economic Development

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Rachel Hart is the User Interface designer for GeorgiaGov. She visually organizes information and writes blogs on a variety of government-related topics.

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