An annual tradition takes place today in New York City:
You’ll need to venture into Times Square for this event–but on December 28th (before the New Year’s Eve mob). That’s when Good Riddance Day is taking place between 12 and 1 pm.
Inspired by the Latin American New Year’s Eve tradition of stuffing dolls with objects that represent unpleasant memories and setting them ablaze, visitors get an opportunity to toss, shred and smash “any unpleasant, embarrassing, and downright unwanted memories from the past year” or anything you’d like to scrawl on an official Good Riddance Day form.
This cathartic event happens on the Broadway plaza between 45th and 46th streets, and it’s free.
Organizers will print and shred your bad memories of 2021 if you use the hashtag #GoodRiddanceDay on Twitter and Instagram.
2021? An absolute dumpster fire 🔥 Say goodbye to unwanted memories at #GoodRiddanceDay in Times Square TOMORROW! Join us 12pm on the Broadway Plaza between 45 – 46 Street https://t.co/8S3ADp7yjj
— Times Square (@TimesSquareNYC) December 27, 2021
We’re talking about #GoodRiddanceDay on #Feedback! What are you saying good riddance to at the end of this year? https://t.co/UNUf4MtapB pic.twitter.com/y0qnLXKy2n
— SiriusXM VOLUME (@siriusxmvolume) December 28, 2021
Yours truly will be at #GoodRiddanceDay at TSQ pic.twitter.com/T3TJ4ix8jM
— Jason The Transit Guru (@JasonBXNY0619) December 28, 2021