This evening will mark the beginning of 2016, as we say au revoir to 2015. But before we start making all our resolutions and mounting self-pity of the year past, let’s pause and harness happiness about the happenings of this evening. Let’s discuss the most important event that takes place right at the stroke of Midnight: The Kiss.
The tradition of kissing on New Year’s Eve has been long practiced in many cultures. Kissing in some cultures is a gesture of greeting, but America places much romantic emphasis on this lip lock. The most popular western tradition is the kiss following marriage vows. This seals the commitment of forever.
Whatever your culture or plans for this Holiday season, one thing we can all ask together is: Who will you kiss when the clock strikes midnight?
A Washington Times report from years ago concluded that 2/3 of American’s expected to kiss someone at midnight. Over half of these people said it would only last a couple of seconds.
What does all this mean?
The joy of New Year’s Eve has some people sharing an intimate kiss with a spouse, a new crush, or even an innocent bystander. However, for the other 1/3 of Americans that won’t be par taking in the passion, I urge you to take a step back to enjoy the love and happiness that fills the air. May this New Year bring you passionate hope for the coming year. May it be filled with wonder, cheer, happiness, accomplishments, love, and most of all laughter.