Saturday, August 1, 2009
Will Miss #19 - New Year's being a true holiday
Back home, I never felt much at all about New Year's. It just seemed like a lame excuse to party, get drunk, and make resolutions that you knew you weren't going to keep. It was a second-rate holiday after days like Christmas, Thanksgiving, and Halloween. While I've never been hugely enthusiastic about New Year's in Japan, I do enjoy that it is a real holiday here and tend to investigate the goings on about the neighborhood. The atmosphere feels special.
I think I'll miss the fact that New Year's is a proper holiday.