It all seems a bit arbitrary. The calendar says yes. But the Chancellor of the Exchequer claims the new year begins in April. My rabbi would say September, an Islamic cleric, October and the Chinese February 19th (and for them it’s 4712 not 2015 by the way). Druids says the new year arrives with the Winter Solstice while my accountant – and he’s the really important wizard – says Feb 1. And my inner child? Well, he was trained for nearly 20 years to know that the year really arrives in September along with the new term, new uniform and new pencil case.
I am keen to know when you think the year should really start – and why. Please leave your suggestions below.
Meanwhile, you might want to make sure that this new year (whenever it begins) is a toe-tapping, hip-swivelling, soul-lifting, finger-clicking, heart-touching, ear-caressing, award-winning, ovation-earning, arena-filling, life-enriching one. If so, please take a look at my article in this week’s Huffington Post.
It won’t take long and once you’ve read it you’ll find you have way more time than you ever realised.