Chinese Zodiac Animal: Horse
Chinese New Years: January 31, 2014
It’s a new year! Did everyone stay up for the countdown? Wasn’t it beautiful?
Honestly, when I think about it, the whole countdown concept seems to be blown out of proportion. Everyone can see when the new year begins, so why does everyone spend so much money on a simple countdown? Just to go to Vegas to watch this huge thing, spend all that money, and to just stand with millions of people crowded around you. Is it really worth it? I get that the new year is this big thing now but to go through all that trouble just to say “Happy New Years!” is just too much. It’s nice to celebrate the new year and tell yourself to change some things, but is it really that important to make it this huge thing?
When you look around today, it being New Year’s Day, do you feel like anything’s different? It’s a new year, but has anything really changed? So why is this day, out of any other, so important? The New Year’s revolution lists, that can be written any day of the year. You can make plans to change something at any time you wish. So why is this list to important?
This is all my opinion though. If you are one of those people who value this day and these traditions, then that’s you. It’s just a matter of different opinions.
These are my opinions but, in the end, I should say the one line everyone has probably been hearing since midnight:
Happy New Years!