Personally I am uncomfortable with New Year's Day being a holiday. Apparently it only dates from 1975. To my mind it exemplifies the 1970s culture of workshy laziness to start a new year with a day of idleness.
Andrew Amesbury. I work in marketing (but really I'm an historian). In this blog some names have been changed, some places have been disguised and some characters have been obscured. But the essential truth remains. You can e-mail me on firstname.lastname@example.org