Tuesday, January 01, 2008

Happy New Year!

Only a little bit late, OOTJ wishes all our readers a Happy New Year!

Here http://dir.yahoo.com/, is a link to the Yahoo Directory on New Years’ observances. You’ll reach a collection of links about how various cultures celebrate New Year (and when they recognize the end and start of a year). Whether you celebrate New Year’s on January 1 (how arbitrary! – Why?), or in the spring sometime, or at a solstice, or your birthday, OOTJ wishes you prosperity and health and joy! You may eat black-eyed peas, round pastries, pickled herring (like my mother in law), pork, or cabbage, or you may drink in the New Year’s, or attend First Night celebrations. Or, maybe, you just spent time watching football, talking with friends and family, or going to bed early... However, whenever you celebrate (or not), may you have a wonderful new year!

Should auld acquaintance be forgot
and never brought to mind?
Should auld acquaintance be forgot
and days of auld lang syne?
For auld lang syne, my dear,
for auld lang syne,
we'll take a cup of kindness yet,
for auld lang syne.
The image of fireworks (often involved in New Year's celebrations) is from Wikipedia's article on photographing fireworks, and noted as New Years' 2002 at Seaport village in San Diego, California.

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