Why do we wish people a Happy New Year?

December 31, 2010

New Years Resolutions

Happy New Year! Really?

I have always wondered what is behind the tradition of wishing EVERYONE a Happy New Year.

As I peruse the postings on Facebook and Twitter this morning I am seeing hundreds of these “Happy New Year” posts.


Is it because we are celebrating another year lost–to good or to bad?

Is it because we fear the unknown and want to make EVERYONE aware of it?

Is it because everyone else is doing it so we should to?

Is it because we wished we were with Dick Clark and Ryan Seacrest at Times Square when the ball drops?

Is it just an excuse to party?

A reason to watch football in a lot of bowl games that don’t matter much like they used to?

Is it looking forward to that Corned Beef and Cabbage meal like grandma used to make?

Or is it something deeper?

My only question to you is will it really matter much that it is a new year on January 3rd?

I would love your comments.


Robert Forto | Team Ineka | Alaska Dog Works | Mushing Radio | Dog Works Radio | Denver Dog Works


Dr. Robert Forto is a musher training for his first Iditarod under the Team Ineka banner and the host of the popular radio shows, Mush! You Huskies and Dog Works Radio Shows


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About robertforto

Robert Forto is the owner of Dog Works Training Company in Alaska, a canine behaviorist, mushin' down a dream, sports nut and radio show host. Robert writes a lot about his observations in Alaska, pop culture, music, and of course dogs!

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