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Euro Day – January 1, 2024

Each year, Euro Day is celebrated on January 1 in memorial of when 11 European nations accepted the euro, starting a new era for the continent. All will know that the idea of a European currency was raised as early as 1929. The euro is a currency which is a legal tender by 19 countries, including Croatia, Denmark, Sweden, and Hungary. It is also adopted by non-E.U. member territories such as Andorra, Monaco, Vatican City, Kosovo, and Montenegro.

History of the euro

The euro came into existence on 1 January 1999. The Maastricht Treaty joined into force in 1993 to create an economic and monetary union (EMU) by 1999 for all EU states except the UK and Denmark.

Euro Day – Dates

2024January 1Monday
2025January 1Wednesday
2026January 1Thursday
2027January 1Friday
2028January 1Saturday

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Euro Day – FAQs

What was the currency before the euro?

There was no single currency for the countries.

Who adopted the euro first?

Euro was first accepted by 11 participating countries including France, Italy, Germany, Luxembourg, Spain, Portugal, Finland, Belgium, Austria, Netherlands, and Ireland.


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