In all honesty, there were only 2 things that reminded me of the new year - the first was all the administrative stuff I need to do and the second is the fact that they just announced on TV that people aren't allowed to have parties tonight in Beer Sheva, Ashdod, Ashkelon, Kiryat Malachi, Sderot, etc. etc... The first of January here is just that. Kids go to school (except for in all of the above-mentioned places in which school was cancelled, because you can't really have school when there are air raid sirens going off and rockets falling in schools... well, you can, but I'm guessing most of the kids would suddenly seem like they have ADD, not to mention the parents who wouldn't send them in the first place...) and everything's open just like every other day.
In any case, for all of you who do celebrate, Happy New Year.
Let's hope this new year brings some peace and quiet.
5 years ago