Image courtesy of the Times Square Alliance
Let’s face it: a lot of us are more than happy to say goodbye to 2018 and turn over a new leaf. If you’re ready for some cathartic collective destruction, use your lunch break on Friday to join others in Times Square for the 12th annual “Good Riddance Day” and say goodbye to the worst of this year. The event, hosted by the Times Square Alliance, is inspired by a tradition in some parts of Latin America in which New Year’s revelers stuff dolls with objects representing bad memories and burn them in order to make room for the new.
Participants can either bring in physical objects to be destroyed by a sledgehammer or write down a bad memory or sentiment and shred the piece of paper. Whether you’re looking to erase that last remnant of your ex, your last paid student loan bill, or perhaps something related to the many political scandals and tragedies we’ve endured this year — everything is fair game.
The event takes place today from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. on the Broadway Plaza between 45th and 46th Street. If you can’t make it in person, you can use #GoodRiddanceDay on Twitter and Instagram and it will be written and shredded for you.
Register and learn more about the free Good Riddance Day event here.
[Via New York Times]
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