|Christmas has just left. Happy New Year!!|
When you wish someone "Happy New Year"...We always wish our friends and relatives, "Happy New Year!" simply because it's the end of the year. What are some of the reasons that we say, "Happy New Year"? Here are three possibilities. . .
First, you are happy that it's the new year. Hence, "happy" new year. "I'm happy that it's the new year," you tell your friend, "and so you should be."
Second, you may hope that the new year is happy. Hence, "happy" new year. "I hope that the new year will be a happy one for you," you are saying, "and here's hoping that everything will go smooth!"
Third, you might imagine that it's a seasonal greeting, and you say it because it's the "appropriate" thing to say. Hence, "happy" new year. "It's a public holiday, and I'm so happy to see you," you are saying, "so let's just shout happy new year together and drink a toast to that!"
But wait, there might be a fourth possibility . . .