Saying Happy New Year - when should you stop saying it?

United States
January 12, 2007 12:31pm CST
So, I just had a lady today say happy new year to me. It is the 12th of the month! Is that too late? Should we be saying happy new year still about week after the new year begins? When do you think it is apprpiate to say it -until when after the new year beings?
9 responses
@istanto (8562)
• Indonesia
15 Jan 07
Hehe maybe it was to late over 1 week. at least she tell happy new year to you better than not. :p
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• United States
15 Jan 07
yes atleast she was friendly...but it was just weird.
@Ashida (1370)
• United States
14 Jan 07
That seems kinda late to me too. but it would be interesting to go around saying Happy Halloween or something just to see what kind of reactions you'd get. I agree with the first poster. If you haven't seen a friend since beforethe New Year it makes sense -- but it's even getting late for that. Thanks for the interesting post!
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• United States
15 Jan 07
That it is getting late, the haloween comment is a godo point.
@timuss (474)
• India
12 Jan 07
i think one can say that if they are meeting first time from new yr, but i think 15th will be deadline for that too
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• United States
12 Jan 07
ya, I think after January if anyone says hapy new year to me I'm going to give them the "wtf" look.
@katyzzz (2898)
• Australia
14 Jan 07
About a week after
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@Marie2473 (8516)
• Sweden
12 Jan 07
i think u can still say it if u meet someone and u know her/him and have n´t talked to her/him.Although it is getting a little late for my taste as well, but i wouldn´t care to much if someone said it to me =)
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@aroraasr (428)
• India
18 Jan 07
I think one should say Happy New Year till one week and not later than that.
@mikaghi (388)
• United States
16 Jan 07
i think it is ok until 5 of jan. after that it doesn't sound good.
@jal1948 (1360)
• India
16 Jan 07
if you meet a person for the first time in the month of jan even late jan you could say happy new year because for you the persons has every right to be wished as you are meeting for the first time,
@stailgate (2363)
• United States
15 Jan 07
I only say it for like the first couple of days following new years. After that it seems like it is a little old.