5 Reasons I Don't Celebrate New Years

Well for one lets make this one thing clear, new years party is something which I don’t get very excited about. I hardly go to new years party, actually I prefer to sit quietly inside my room may be reading a book or watching a movie, wrapped in a quilt. It’s not that I have never tried to be the “Hot and Happening” at new years. Actually I have made desperate attempts to enjoy New Year and failed miserably every time, to give up finally. Seems like I simply don’t get the Frikkin spirit of the new year, I am not just not meant to enjoy it. So here yours truly presents the 5 reasons that he hates the new year bashes.
1-No Alcohol Free Parties– Now every time I go out and inquire about a party I wouldn’t mind going to at the new years, there are two common factors in the response to the inquiry. The common factor being, Obnoxiously High Prices, and Unlimited Liquor on the House. Now when you combine the two for a teetotaler like me the party becomes totally useless. I mean actually you think I would pay Rs 5000 per head for some DJ Tamacha playing? And you think I am okay to pay this money because you are offering free liquor to anyone coming? Not Happening.

2-Too Many Jerks on the road drinking and driving– Almost every second person driving on the road is high/drunk/consumed alcohol. The roads are exceptionally unsafe and driving patterns are erratic, given that I am completely sober so stunts like wavering cars on the road seem like dangerous and idiotic.

3-Too Much Checking by Police– Because of the drink and drive cases galore, the police is extremely strict and you are stopped at almost every couple of kms to get checked for alcohol. Now that might be for good, but still reaching anywhere becomes a pain.

4-Jam Packed Places– Almost anywhere you go, restaurants, bars, lounges, everything is jam packed. People and more people everywhere, you have to wait for a seating for hours which you might not get at all. Even if the lords of Murphy don’t strike and you finally got a place, rest assured you would be getting extremely slow service. The dishes might even reach you half cooked or messed. The places which you can vouch for till a day before suddenly turn ugly.

5-The Jinx– You know the old adage goes, the thing you are doing on the new year’s day you keep doing it in huge amounts the entire year. So to ensure I sleep and then sleep some more. Hog on desserts and avoid anything to do remotely with bathing. That’s my ritual for celebrating the New Years.

So these are my reasons, nevertheless keeping the spirit of the new years, I wish all the readers of Ginger & Cardamom who would be celebrating “A Very Happy, Jam Packed With People, Congested With Traffic New Year”. Adieu 2009!!!

44 comments on “5 Reasons I Don't Celebrate New Years”

  1. Gopinath Mavinkurve Reply

    You’re right this New Year bashes are loaded in favour of the heavy drinkers and not for teetotallers. Even amongst most of my friends who drink at occasions, they prefer to have a quiet one at home. Reasons – the remaining 4 listed here!

    • glnmurthy Reply

      What you want to be a leader or a follower?
      Difference between 31 st Dec and
      Chaitra Shukla Pratipada for celebrating New Year.
      Boycott meaning less New year celebrations
      31 st December Chaitra Shukla Pratipada

      Day changes at midnight Day changes with sunrise

      No change in environment Positive changes in environment

      No Spiritual and Scientific
      reasons present Spiritual and Scientific
      reasons present

    • Prats Reply

      @Gopinath Mavinkurve: Glad that there are people who agree with me, I generally get bashed up by friends for being spoil sport on new years

  2. Aarti Reply

    Not sure what happened to my earlier Comment!!

    Anyways.. couldnt have said it better, i agree with all u’ve written except for the last one.. i wish i was on a train, or a diff town or on the road so i get to travel more in the coming year 🙂

    Wish u a very happy New year

  3. indianhomemaker Reply

    Too true. Though I do find it’s fine if one is celebrating somewhere close to home and with family, with good food, music and dancing. We often organise our little gatherings close to home (same society/building/at home or in the neighbourhood), or even if it’s an organised party, it’s never too far from home.

    By the way, a very Happy New Year to you 🙂

    • glnmurthy Reply

      What you want to be a leader or a follower?
      Difference between 31 st Dec and
      Chaitra Shukla Pratipada for celebrating New Year.
      Boycott meaning less New year celebrations
      31 st December Chaitra Shukla Pratipada

      Day changes at midnight—————– Day changes with sunrise

      No change in environment ————– Positive changes in environment

      No Spiritual and Scientific
      reasons present —————–Spiritual and Scientific
      reasons present

  4. Reema Reply

    I agree with all your points..its just the hype!!! what is the use enduring so much trouble. Its better to celebrate quietly at home 🙂 Happy new year!!

  5. vimmuuu Reply

    LOL, I agree to all the points, especially the first one !! 😀 😀 😀 I mean, why should I pay 5k and drink orange juice and see the rest of them speaking gibberish !!! 😀 😀

    According to me, the best way is to spend time with the family and after soooooooo many years, I have got the opportunity this year ! 😀 😀

    Wish you the happiest year ahead !!! 😀 😀

    • Prats Reply

      @Vimmuuu: I hope I got the number of m’s & u’s correct. Wishing you a happy new year too. My friends went to a party this year in a 4-Star hotel priced at 6500/- per head with unlimited starters and unlimited drinks. Thankfully I didnt agree to go otherwise I would have cursed myself for paying so much for coke and orange juice 🙂

  6. Bhavya Reply

    So these are actually reasons why you don’t go out for new year parties. You can still celebrate at home with family, you know.

    by the way, happy new year to you 🙂

    • Prats Reply

      @Bhavya: I am sure after 20th Jan I would. As of this new year I am still a bachelor living alone away from family :-)Happy New year to you too.

    • Prats Reply

      @Bhavya: Oh its some stupid thing with WordPress, it doesn’t gives me an option of GMT+5:30. I can choose either GMT+5:00 or 6:00 I didnt researched further and chose 5:00

  7. Tanvi Reply

    Thanks to ur blog..i have reasons to give my friends of why i didnt celebrate new years this year…haha…

    Happy new year…

  8. Monika Reply

    a solution for everything

    private party we have been doing this for a long time now

    happy new year though

  9. sri Reply

    LOL superb reasons and I cannot disagre with any of them. I went out this new year but really wished I shoyuld have done otherwise, the part abt drunk and high people, yukky!!
    And my favourite is the last reason hehe 🙂

    by the way sorry I have missed some of your posts, i am not getting the updates in my blogger page 🙁 would find a way to solve this 🙂

    Take care and have a happy new year! 🙂

  10. pri Reply

    whoaa!! thats a ‘one-of-a-kind’ new year wish i must say!! 😀
    wish u the same..we seem to be sharing quite the same thoughts about new years eve..
    glad to meet someone of the same eccentric frequency 😉

    • Prats Reply

      @Pri: Welcome to Ginger & Cardamom, and meeting someone with the same eccentric frequency I must say feeling is mutual.

  11. shraddha Reply

    we kinda found the solution..

    we had an ISKCON satsang at a friend’s house.

    there were kids games, dancing and singing to hare krishna songs till 1 am.

    it was away from downtown, in suburbs, so no rush!

    i think we are kinda cool!( i love bragging about my group )

    we do the satsang every friday evening( not this friday due to too much snow)…we make it a potluck and eat it as a prasad at the end..its like eating out every friday night!! i love it!!

  12. tikulicious Reply

    I prefer to be at home with kids as hubby is always working that day. 🙂 Spending time doing things that kids love and as for the jinx 🙂 mine is different what I do on first day of the year I neverget todothewhole year. 🙁 lol

    I liked the post. keep sharing.

  13. Sue Gir Reply

    We normally get together with friends in a “less famous” beach for a potluck party. Calm fun, great variety of food and uh hmm free!!!

    By the way, no post for a long time? Busy with wedding work?

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