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When should you stop saying Happy New Year? Date to stop New Year wishes - and best quotes

A new year is now upon us as we enter into the first few weeks of 2022.

You may have been wishing friends and family a ‘Happy New Year’ over recent days, but when should you generally stop saying the greeting?

Here’s what you need to know.

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When should you stop saying Happy New Year?

The simple answer is that there’s not a cut off date for when you should officially stop wishing people a Happy New Year.

However, as January rolls around and you bump into people you didn’t see over the new year, you may find yourself wishing them a Happy New Year.

Although this frequently happens, you’ll probably find that you stop naturally saying it as the first month of the new year comes to an end.

But if there are people you really want to make sure you say Happy New Year to and haven’t had a chance to yet, it may be worth sending a quick belated message wishing them the best for the year ahead.

What are New Year’s resolutions?

New Year’s resolutions are goals that some people choose to set at the beginning of a new year for the year ahead.

According to research from YouGov, 16% of Brits say that they will be making a New Year’s resolution this year, compared to the 11% from last year.

YouGov also said that three in 10 of those who made New Year’s resolutions for 2021 claimed to have kept them all, with 44% of people saying that they at least kept some of them. Nearly one in five owned up and admitted to not keeping any that they made.

Common New Year’s resolutions include a new health and fitness regime, saving money and taking up a new hobby.

What are some of the best ways to wish people a Happy New Year?

New Year wishes are ways of bringing in the new year and wishing loved ones a good year ahead.

Common New Year wishes include:

  • May all your wishes come true in 2022!
  • Cheers to the New Year! May 2022 be an extraordinary one
  • Happy New Year! May the coming year be full of great adventures and opportunities
  • Happy New Year! 2022 is the beginning of a new chapter
  • Wishing you many wonderful memories made in 2022
  • May the New Year bring you happiness, peace, and prosperity

What are some of the best New Year quotes?

Some of the most well-known and popular New Year quotes include:

  • “Cheers to a new year and another chance for us to get it right.” - Oprah Winfrey
  • “For last year’s words belong to last year’s language, and next year’s words await another voice.” - T.S. Eliot
  • “Now is the accepted time to make your regular annual good resolutions. Next week you can begin paving hell with them as usual.” - Mark Twain
  • “I hope that in this year to come, you make mistakes. Because if you are making mistakes, then you are making new things, trying new things, learning, living, pushing yourself, changing yourself, changing your world. You’re doing things you’ve never done before, and more importantly, you’re doing something.” - Neil Gaiman
  • “You can get excited about the future. The past won’t mind.” - Hillary DePiano