It's a little thing called "tradition". You know, the basis for every holiday that's not your birthday.Sharks Territory said:Sorry, but I have to question the point of New Year's Resolutions, and New Year's in general.
Why celebrate a certain point in time? Nothing significant happened on January 1st at 12:00 am. Why exactly is it celebrated? What is the point of deciding to change your lifestyle because it's a new year? Besides, does anyone ever follow through on those goddamn things? Check back with me in July and tell me if you followed through on any of your resolutions.
As for celebrating an arbitrary point in time, why celebrate a new year? Why not a new month, a new week, a new day, et cetera? Nothing important happened. For me, I celebrate on July 14 at 1:56 pm because of my birth. I celebrate on November 13 at 5:03 pm because I joined the Wiki then. New Year's day? No reason for me.
And finally, Times Square in New York. Do any of you have any desire whatsoever to be crammed with a million people for hours and hours just to celebrate a random point in time? Is there any purpose? And what if you have to take a piss or crap? Where you gonna do that? Food? No way to move around to get food. It's ridiculous and stupid. Almost as dumb as Valentine's Day.
And when February 14th comes around, I'll dig into that, too.
I'm annoyed at your statement.All in all, Canada sucks.
*facepalm*Sharks Territory said:It's a pretty weak tradition. A real tradition is handing the Stanley Cup to the captain first, or avoiding touching the conference championship trophy. Superstitions that make no sense at all are far better.
New Year's Day is the first day of the year. On the modern Gregorian calendar, it is celebrated on January 1, as it was also in ancient Rome (though other dates were also used in Rome). In all countries except for Israel using the Gregorian calendar as their main calendar, it is a public holiday, often celebrated with fireworks at the stroke of midnight as the new year starts. January 1 on the Julian calendar corresponds to January 14 on the Gregorian calendar, and it is on that date that followers of some of the Eastern Orthodox churches celebrate the New Year. In Western Christianity New Year's Day, January 1, is the eighth day of Christmas.
According to the Christian tradition, 1 January coincides with the circumcision of Christ (eight days after birth), when the name of Jesus was given to him (Luke 2: 21).