Every year we celebrate New Year twice. Once we welcome the first day of the new year according to the world calendar, and the second time we celebrate it in the evening of January 13th. Do you know why we are celebrating the Old New Year?
There are two calendars, the Julian and the Gregorian.
The Eastern Orthodox Church continues to use the Julian calendar, and according to it, the new year begins on January 14th from the Gregorian calendar. Officially, all over the world, New Year is celebrated according to the Gregorian calendar and this date is generally accepted. The New Year is to be celebrated on January 1st, and the Circumcision of Jesus and St. Basil the Great are also 

For countries like Macedonia that have adopted the Julian calendar, January 1st is a public holiday, but the religious holidays Circumcision of Jesus and St. Basil the Great are celebrated on January 14th. Hence comes the term Old New Year's Eve, which is celebrated on January 13th.

While January 1st is widely accepted around the world as the beginning of the new year around the world, many Christian believers believe that January 1st is just a formality and that January 14 is the beginning of the new year for them.

This tradition is nurtured in Macedonia, Serbia, Montenegro, Belarus, Ukraine, Russia, Jerusalem, but also in some German cantons in Switzerland and in some parts of the Scottish community in Scotland.