Right now we’re in that weird “in between” time where you don’t really know whether or not to still wish someone a Merry Christmas, although that day is wrapped up, or a Happy New Year, although that particular day is still 4 days away.
Yesterday I ran into a friend I haven’t seen in a couple of weeks and I wished him a Merry Christmas. After we chatted for a while we parted wishing each other a Happy New Year. I guess wishing someone a Merry Christmas is still acceptable, considering we’re still in the Christmas season.
Then, after January 1st, how long do we go on wishing each other a Happy New Year? The new year starts on Monday. Do we still say Happy New Year until the end of next week? Can I wish someone a Happy New Year before Monday? It’s all so confusing.
I wish there was an official calendar that marked the dates we are supposed to start and stop wishing others a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.
After someone comes up with one of those calendars, then we can get to important tasks, like curing the common cold!