Why Is It Important to Celebrate New Year’s?

Just started the New Year with a bang? Why do we celebrate this day in the first place?

The one specific date that is celebrated unitedly throughout all continents is New Year’s Day. We celebrate this day with family and friends to start off the New Year with the best people in our lives.

There was no exception this year as well. Given the current covid-19 situation in different parts of the world, it was necessary to celebrate as per the guidelines set out by the different states we live in.

Nonetheless, we still enjoyed good food, parties, dancing, music, lanterns, fireworks and the company of our loved ones that made the whole world seem like a magical wonderland to start off 2022 with a bang!

However, have you ever wondered why we celebrate New Year’s the way we do? Read ahead to find out more!

Why is it Important to Celebrate New Years

Now, let us take a look at some of the reasons why we really should celebrate New Year’s with so much enthusiasm every year, without fail.

Clean Slate

More often than not, things generally don’t go the way we plan them to. It is beyond our control to sometimes make amends to the things which have fallen apart or did not work out. And we know that not every year will go as smoothly as the others. So if you are reading this article, chances are that you too have experienced the same.

A lot can go both ‘right’ and ‘wrong’ in a single year. While some damages are recoverable, others take their own sweet time to get resolved. Despite the challenges, we still persevere.

Therefore, if a lot has gone wrong the past year, it is only natural that you would want a clean slate to embrace the New Year. A clean slate gives us the opportunity to forget or move on from all that has gone wrong in order to start over. And remember, it is never too late to start over.

So, take the time to celebrate the New Year for a clean slate in 2022!

Second Chances

The last couple of years, especially since covid-19 rattled us all with its presence, has not been good to most of us. Plenty have lost their dream jobs or are struggling with their current business situation.

People have also lost their loved ones and all of this has had a great impact on their mental health, followed by their professional or academic life. A number of students have failed to achieve their desired grades due to being sick or having to prioritize other things due to the pandemic.

Hence, celebrating the New Year can be a way of grabbing those second chances that you need to redeem yourself from whatever rock bottom you have hit in the past year.

New Opportunities

If things have not been working out for a while, it does not mean that it never well. Just because 2021 did not bring about that college or job offer you were expecting, it does not mean that you will not be welcomed with newer opportunities in 2022.

But for these new opportunities to fall into place, you will have to set your resolutions afresh. The New Year will act as the perfect time for motivation to act on these resolutions towards newer opportunities.

So go ahead and look for brand new opportunities for self-growth, career growth, relationship growth, as well as academic growth.

Last Hurrah?

For those of you who know what 2022 has in store for you, especially if it is going to be quite hectic, it is crucial to treat 31st December as a last hurrah. This will help you stay focused and energized to resolve any problems that come your way in 2022.

For example, if you already have an idea that you will have to put in those extra hours hitting the gym, studying or working, then take the last day of the year as an opportunity to do everything that you think you won’t find time for in the next year.

Fear of Missing Out

Lastly, you may just want to celebrate New Year’s not because you need a clean slate, or a second chance, or new opportunities, or a last hurrah, but because you do not want to go through the fear of missing out.

Fear of missing out or FOMO, is a major feeling of fear when you do not want to feel left out of something. Adulating means added responsibilities, and we all have to take upon those responsibilities whether we like it or not.

However, if it is causing too much strain on your emotional being, you might as well just indulge in one night of celebrating the New Year with your friends and family.

This will help you kick start the new year with all the focus and efficiency you need to get things done in no time!


To conclude, if not for anything else, New Year’s should be celebrated as you will be stepping into a brand new year. As you leave behind the things that have happened in the past year, the good and the bad, it is necessary to give yourself the opportunity to enjoy it. For you don’t know what will or will not happen in the New Year.

And as you step into 2022 with zero predictability of what might happen, it is only fair that you enjoy the last day of the year as much as you can because the only thing you really have control over, is the present. So live it to the fullest and try not to leave any stone unturned to make your new year’s celebration special every year.

Lastly, New Year’s is also the perfect time of the year to celebrate with friends and family. So if you are holding grudges or need to mend relationships, New Year’s would be the perfect time to do that! So, do not opt for celebrating alone as welcoming the New Year with loved ones will definitely give you the strength you need to get past any hurdles or difficulty.

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