Your favourite part of the year

Singapore
July 28, 2010 3:39am CST
Do you have a time of the year that you favour. Beginning of the year during the New Year and Chinese New Year period when you have a time of feasting and fun with family and friends. And perhaps you are eagerly awaiting your year-end bonus from the company. Or the middle of the year during the Good Friday/Easter period - a time of self-reflection and remembering those who have passed on. And not forgetting the school holidays round the corner and planning for your overseas trip. Or the last part of the year during the Thanksgiving period and Christmas season when you celebrate family togetherness (with family members back from overseas) and expressing gratitude for what we have. For myself, it got to be the end of the year as I enjoy the festivities around then, the carolling and the gatherings with family and friends. Also the weather is very much cooler and brings on a reflective mood.
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19 responses
• Philippines
29 Jul 10
That would be December, it's Christmas time, time of giving and sharing. I love gifts and I love receiving gifts and it's only the time of the year where I see my whole family together. Advance Merry Christmas!! (lol)
• Singapore
29 Jul 10
ho ho ho!
• Singapore
29 Jul 10
ha ha, i can feel the christmas spirit has started already. Advance Merry Christmas to you too!
@Angelgirl16 (2177)
• United States
28 Jul 10
Hi carpediem17, My favorite time of the year is Fall through Winter. I enjoy the changing colors of the leaves from greens to golden and brown. I enjoy making fires in the fireplace and sitting around having Thanksgiving dinner with friends and family and watch the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on television. The shopping is crazy, but that is part of the excitement. Shortly afterward, comes Christmas and a colder outdoors. Winter is crisp and fresh. It make it feel as if the environment is free of pollution, which we know is not true, it just feels good. I love to dressup in boots, scraves, coats, and gloves. The winter games are like none other. People just seem happier and more tolerate toward each other during those times of the year. It also seems less noisy around this time. maybe because people are cold and stay home more with faimily. That is a good thing, having more family time.
• Singapore
29 Jul 10
hi angelgirl, thanks for your sharing. Yes, I think the process from autumn to winter time is rather beautiful and you are fortunate to observe this transition. I guess that's the time when the people around you slow down and take time to switch to more winter activities indoors. We have to be mindful of those who are homeless, deprived and living outdoors during the winter time.
• United States
30 Jul 10
Hi, Yes, it is a beautiful time of year and the fortunate people are going about their business of get through all the great holidaysl, while there are many people who don't have food or shelter. For these people, this problem is ongoing no matter what season it is.
29 Jul 10
I have two favourite parts that's the summer and christmas time. Summertime because the sun is out and shops are busy and we'll go to the theme park or something. At christmas we have family get-togethers and it's nice to open up expensive presents. I just love the whole christmas atmosphere and the songs make me happy.
• Singapore
29 Jul 10
whoa parrot, your 2 favourite periods have the year almost covered. Definitely both have their high points and somehow, certain summers or winters stand out significantly for some special reasons.
• India
29 Jul 10
My favorite part of the year, is every beginning part of the year because we enjoy a lot celebrating new year. Everybody wishes us . I always used think whether this year would bring peace or not.
• Singapore
29 Jul 10
thanks for sharing thunder. New Year is very anticipatory and one has alot of good hopes for the year.
• Philippines
29 Jul 10
My favorite part of the year, is the Christmas day. Because for me it's very cozy and peaceful, everyone enjoys and peacefully well-mannered. I love also Christmas season because for the celebration of God's birth our beloved Jesus Christ and every Christmas day all people are peacefully doing good things on our environment. I love very much the Christmas season.
• Singapore
29 Jul 10
thanks jeffsheryl for highlighting the reason for the season. Definitely goes beyond the presents we receive.
• Philippines
29 Jul 10
I love the Christmas day, because it is very cozy, relaxing, and everyone stop from their works and just simply take over the season. I love Christmas, hoping always Christmas season, hehehe! For us to be peaceful and restful minds.
• Singapore
29 Jul 10
whoa - the christmas period is tops on the most favoured month period of the year. Thanks for your feedback.
@junmae (1592)
• Philippines
29 Jul 10
My favorite part of the year is Christmas, everybody love Christmas also. I am really excited when Christmas approached because I felt that everybody is so generous and loving. Also, we are very special when Christmas comes because we have gifts from the people that we love and we are able to share to the people around us the blessings that we had for the whole year. I hope it's Christmas time again.
• Singapore
29 Jul 10
seems like Christmas ranks high on most people's list of favourite period. Hopefully the season is not too overly commercialised until the reason for the season is lost.
@tovk12 (226)
• India
28 Jul 10
My favorite time of the year is the cold season. It is the best season to travel in India. Also a lot of fresh vegetables and fish will be available. There will be no rains to drench you. I would love to sleep late and wake up to have a nice cup of coffee. Also a lot of festivals like Diwali and Christmas are celebrated around this time. Hence everywhere we can see happy faces.
• Singapore
29 Jul 10
oh yes, end of the year is the cold season and a nice time to travel to cold countries too. I remember travelling to Delhi, Agra, Jaipur and kashmir during the period of Diwali and I felt the sense of festivity during the celebration.
• India
28 Jul 10
My favourite part of the year is my birthday!! I enjoy it very well once in a year and u all too ofcourse. when it crosses , i feel very sad that again this day will come after 1 year !
• Singapore
29 Jul 10
umm sonaimajunmdar, i think you must be quite young for you to enjoy your birthday and looking forward to the next one. for the older folks, I think one birthday is the same as another ... more importantnly, we drink to good health and having our own wit and senses together.
@satylot (98)
28 Jul 10
I like rain very much and like to get wet in the first monsoon.And awaits for the festivals like Deepawali to enjoy with my friends.. Best part is new year when I sit with my friends and chat, play cards, drink, dance etc..
• Singapore
29 Jul 10
I like rain too especially if I am indoor. Particularly the smell of rain .... Deepawali is the festival of lights and the observance of light prevailing over darkness?
@sender621 (14956)
• United States
28 Jul 10
My favorite part of the year has to be Christmas. It is a time of giving and receiving for everyone. People seemed to be filled with more kindness and compassion for each other at this time of year. it's too bad the Christmas spirit can't last aall year long.
• Singapore
29 Jul 10
Strangely it is true, people tend to be in a 'better mood' end of the year. Perhaps the kindness and compassion for each other stems very much from the opportunities which present themselves during christmas time.
@naoimi09 (106)
• Philippines
28 Jul 10
my favorite part of the year is during holiday season (Christmas and New Year time). It is the most awaited time for every one of us in the family. It is during this time when we are all gathered together and celebrate the most memorable part of the year. We celebrated Christmas each year in a simple way. We just prepared not that bountiful dinner but enough for all of us to share together. For me, it is not the gift, the food, nor anything else that counts a lot but the spirit and the love on each others heart. Five months to go and we are all gonna celebrate Christmas. I was just so excited, and looking forward for it.
• Singapore
29 Jul 10
thanks naoimi for the sharing. Indeed Christmas and New Year are times for family togetherness and sharing of our love and concern with one another, not to mention with friends and the less fortunate.
@dsrp82 (678)
• Brazil
28 Jul 10
I like christmas, but I dont like new year... it makes me sad =/
• Singapore
29 Jul 10
oh yes, me too. So much so that to get over this Christmas hangover, I think of the new year as 32, 33 etc. December instead of 1 January.
@ashton77 (292)
• India
28 Jul 10
I like more toward the end of the year where the calender is filled with holidays. During that time the weather is cool, days are shorter and nights are longer. It's a good time to take rest and relax the body for peace of mind. At the end of the year even the office leave gets credited so we can avail at anytime, take a break from work and go for trip with the family. An ideal time to enjoy as it's followed by Christmas and New Year.
• Singapore
29 Jul 10
One tends to be more reflective towards the end of the year to observe the passing of another year. Especially if one passed a very tough year, one hopes the next year will be better.
• India
28 Jul 10
Every beginning of the year is my favorite part of the year because during the new year of the day all my family used to be together having delicious food with lots of fun, dancing and singing like big party.We celebrate family togetherness and express gratitude for what we have.
• Singapore
28 Jul 10
thanks captain for your reply. Sounds like you have a large family with good cooks too. Yes having fun and feasting sounds like fun - not to mention dancing and singing.
• Singapore
28 Jul 10
There isn't any particular part which I enjoy but I treasure all public holidays because that's the period I can take a break away from work and spend like a whole day at home. Towards the end of the year, the mood seems to get better as everyone seems to go into festive moods but it's also the rainy seasons so it could go either way for me.
• Singapore
28 Jul 10
Public holidays are really cool especially long weekends .... Yup, weather plays a big part especially if you are planning an outing.
@damned_dle (3944)
• Philippines
28 Jul 10
During Christmas season. Including New Year ofcourse!
• Singapore
28 Jul 10
hi damned_dle, thanks for your reply. Yes, definitely Christmas ... umm, not so much New Year for me coz it is Christmas hangover for me.
@pirate451 (152)
• India
28 Jul 10
Yeah! I have favorable day in a year that is during the Happy New Year that time we use to go party and picnic which we have enjoy and wishing the biggest slice of happiness and good luck this new year.
• Singapore
28 Jul 10
so it is New Year's eve that you like. Yes it can really be fun ushering in the new year with your friends (and foes?).
• India
28 Jul 10
My favorite part of the year is during my birthday.That day is the day where I receive lots and lots of greetings from all the people I know.Its really enjoyable.I take shower and wear a new cloth that day..The cakes will be arranged by my friends.And i will be very much engaged with my mom the whole day preparing varieties of dishes.And the time I enjoy a lot is while cutting the cake.I just love to put the cake to all my friends face.We enjoy and dance for sometime and in the evening I give treat to all my friends.So my B'day is my favorite part of the year.
• Singapore
28 Jul 10
Aha ... so your birthday is your favourite time of the year. Not so much for me coz I'm getting older!! although it falls in December, my favourite part of the year.