First, what is the New Year? The New Year is the time at which a new calendar year begins. In many cultures, the event is celebrated in some manner. The New Year of the Gregorian calendar, today in worldwide use, falls on January 1, as was the case with the Roman calendar.

     But why do we celebrate it? Well, according to statistics from www.efl.com most  people celebrate New  Year’s Day because it is one of the oldest of holidays that has been celebrated all over the world.  New Year’s celebrations focus on family and friends. It is a time to reflect on the past and welcome the New Year with hope. So, by most traditions we will drink glass of champagne and wish others “Happy New Year”. Like Greg Wiater, an English journalist from UK, said “Humanity should be the happiest species in the whole universe because we wish each other happy new year every 12 months and this should accumulate every 12 months to happiness that we were wished in the previous years. And thus by now we should be the happiest beings ever in the whole universe.”

     The other question that came to my mind is why we say, “Happy New Year”? We wish somebody that the next year is happy for them – full of happiness and that only the best things will happen to them.  But does it have any impact on a person’s life?

     Look at this world. Do people live in happiness? The answer is no because some people don’t see all the suffering that is going on in this world, you don’t see that 1 billion people starve, you don’t see the wars, you don’t see the crime.

     What is the purpose of celebrating the New Year and wishing other people “Happy New Year” if this has no meaning, no significance, no influence on others life.

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