Today is celebrated as Good Riddance Day. It’s the day to say a happy goodbye to things that clogged up your 2014 experience and that you’re happy to part with in 2015. In some parts of Latin America, it’s celebrated with a bonfire to burn items that bring bad memories.
But instead of a bonfire, today at midday in Times Square, there will be giant shredders and garbage cans to dump the pink slips and stacks of bills and pictures of someone who made your life miserable. Chuck it all and say good riddance. Details of the event here.