It's New Year's eve. Well, for some of the world only for a few hours and not even for other parts. Here's a time where New Year's is celebrated locally, if one celebrates it, and it happens every hour like clockwork in some different time zones for hours. I'm not sure but I think there are 24 time zones. And by the time the last time zone begins, it is the next day in the first.
I tend to think global. For many of my Facebook friends, New Year's happens hours before it does in my time zone, yet some later. Friends in Australia, Asia, celebrate it very early. And it is more of a countdown period and then festivities early morning than something someone does later in the day, during the daily hours.
I've now adapted New Year's begins when the first time zone is in the New Year. Even if mine isn't quite there, something that happens in a part of the world where it is officially 12:00:00 in the next calendar year means part of the Earth where we live is in the new year. When the hour comes for our zone, some will celebrate.
Yes, I don't celebrate the new year. Things are ghastly expensive. I'm going to a jazz club that charges $35 cover on Saturday, Jan 2, yet if I see the 10 pm show on Dec 31, it is $295. All to get maybe a better dinner and to yell Happy New Year when the globe is already in New Year's. I don't really celebrate it as some people do.
If it is a new beginning for some, makes a way to really focus and start anew, great. But for me we can do that any time, any day. Just say, I now begin an new path and take action. And a new year begins for most people on their birthday. With that said, I wish all well here in the new year. Though in actuality, I always wish you well, regardless of what official day or time it is.