“What you see is the clear warm light of April. And it means that we can begin a whole new year together, Toad. Think of it,” said Frog. “We will skip through the meadows and run through the woods and swim in the river. In the evenings we will sit right here on this front porch and count the stars.” (from Frog and Toad Are Friends by Arnold Lobel)
I really think the new year should begin in April, not January. It seems like spring is such a time for beginnings.