When will people stop wishing 'Happy New Year'?

India
January 18, 2009 2:46pm CST
Some even wished me Happy New Year today. I have stopped wishing it since the 3rd of this month. I met those person for the first time in this year okay, but is it a time to wish a happy new year. Till when you wished people, or are you still wishing Happy new year?
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@cher913 (25890)
• Canada
18 Jan 09
it seems sort of odd to me, too, to keep wishing someone a happyh new year because it is not all that 'new' anymore. i guess if they havent seen the person since before the new year, they will wish someone a happy new year.
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• India
26 Jan 09
I don't know but I won't complain. If this thing can keep them smiling then why not to celebrate it year long.
• United States
20 Jan 09
i think it has something to do with the chinese calendar having the new year start later.. i think it just recently started which is why to some people its new years now..
@camomom (7536)
• United States
19 Jan 09
I wish it for about a week, then stop.
@derek_a (10902)
19 Jan 09
I guess most people wish someone Happy New Year, if they haven't seen that person since 2008. I tend to forget myself, as New Years Eve is quickly fading from memory, but some of my friends that I haven't seen since last year still say it to me.. :-) Derek
@silverglint (2001)
• Philippines
19 Jan 09
I stopped wishing people happy new year since Jan. 1 hehehe. But some people may think that the year is still new as long as it is still january. I don't really mind if people still greets me happy new year, i usually just greet them back, but I am not the one who will greet first
@suspenseful (40316)
• Canada
19 Jan 09
If they are Ukrainian they go by the Julian rather then the Gregorian calender and their New Years will come later then ours. We had the same problem in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan Canada. We had a large Ukrainian population so when holidays came, it did not just stop on January the first, it continued on until the 14ths. So if you hear Happy New Year on the 14th of January, he is probably Russian, Greek, or Ukrainian Orthodox and is using the Julian calender.
@hildas (3031)
19 Jan 09
I said Happy New Year to My Doctor the other day, but only because he wished me it first. I have stopped now and would probably only say it in return now, as it is all passed now.
@winterose (39918)
• Canada
18 Jan 09
It is a new year we are only in the first month of that new year and so it is still appropriate, wishing a happy new year is not just something to say one day of the year because every one else does and then forget about it. It is a sincere feeling that the 2009 be a good new year.
@ricknkae (1726)
• United States
18 Jan 09
Yes I would usually until the 15th of January if I meet that person for the first time this year I think it is just a nice gesture and why be bothered by someone whishing you happiness?? I think it is just very nice of that person So i ;m wondering ... what did you answer? did you wish it back or did you tell them how awkward you thought it was?
@UK_Shree (3604)
18 Jan 09
I have stopped saying happy new year to people now. I can understand if people are still saying it to those that are close to them and they are seeing them for the first time this year.
@uditpanda (1023)
• India
18 Jan 09
I generally wish happy new year till 7th of January as I have heard somewhere that this is the time limit for the wish in my childhood. But I also face people who still keep on wishing about the new year when it is already 20 days old.But i don't mind it anyway,aas i think all the wishes are made with a good heart & they will only do good to us. So why irritate on something that is doing good to us !!
18 Jan 09
Hi coolmailraj, Yes, I still wish 'Happy New Year to people I see for the fist time this year, I think its only polite. Tamara
@suzzy3 (8357)
18 Jan 09
I have stopped at this time it is far to far into the new year for me,but it is nice to have people wish you well by the wasy happy easter.