Does the new millennium actually begin on January 1, 2000, or onJanuary 1, 2001?
The new millennium doesn't begin until January 1, 2001. But, that won't
stop people from having big parties on New Year's Eve, 1999.
The calendar many people use measures time from the birth of Christ. His
birth was set as year 1, not year 0. So the first millennium begins with
year 1 and ends with year 1000. The second millennium will last from the
beginning of year 1001 to the end of year 2000. This means that the new
millennium won't start until the beginning of year 2001.
Submitted by Jeremy (Tennessee, USA)
(September 9, 1997)
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