Does the New Decade Begin 2020 or 2021?

The New Decade Begins on 1st January 2020.. or is it 2021..

It is that time again, when a New Decade might be starting. When does a decade begin and end.

Is it 1st January 2020 or 1st January 2021.

People have different opinions, but most seem to go with 2020.

A recent poll of about 13,000 people resulted with:

  • 64% said the next decade will begin on Jan. 1, 2020.
  • 17% said the next decade will begin on Jan. 1, 2021.
  • 19% said they didn’t know.


Various Websites show their views, such as Google:

The 2020s (pronounced “twenty-twenties” or “two thousand (and) twenties”, shortened to “the ’20s”) is the upcoming decade in the Gregorian calendar that will begin on January 1, 2020, and will end on December 31, 2029.

2019 (MMXIX) is the current year, and is a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar, the 2019th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 19th year of the 3rd millennium, the 19th year of the 21st century, and the 10th and last year of the 2010s decade.

New Year’s Day 1960 marked the beginning of the sixties.
New Year’s Day 1980 marked the beginning of the eighties.
The 1900s began on January 1, 1900.

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