#ReadersResponse: New Year’s Eve is a time for togetherness and gratefulness
December 29, 2018 | 6:31 PM
by Times News Service

MUSCAT: With December 31 fast approaching, the New Year is a time for everyone to look forward to what the future has to offer. This is a sentiment shared not just by a few in Oman, but among all the communities that live here.

Residents and citizens in Oman say that the spirit of community, sharing and being grateful for what you have is what New Year’s Eve is all about.

Expats were quick to wish each other for the New Year, and hoped that everyone would feel the spirit of togetherness.

Sheeba Shaan Gilbert said, “Happy New Year to everyone across the globe!” and Mohsin Ali Ghaffar added, “Happy New Year to all the people in Oman from the Pakistani community.” Florence D Malasig said, “Happy New Year to everyone. God bless you, brothers and sisters, and may you all feel the presence of the season. Merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year to all.”

Others who lived and worked in the Sultanate were grateful that they could celebrate in a peaceful country.

Sudhir Sharma said, “All of us here are extremely safe in Oman. God bless the Omanis and everyone else on the occasion of the New Year,” and Jaemar Hidalgo chipped in, “This is the most wonderful time of the year. God bless us all. Stay safe guys, not just from here but everyone else celebrating as well.”

Cecilia Wambui said, “Happy New Year to them, our Omani hosts. We are proud of our Omani brothers, let’s celebrate for everyone and hope for a peaceful and joyous time.”

Feni Rebello added, “Make every moment of the holidays a wonderful time by spending it with your loved ones. New Year’s Eve is best when love is all around you. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all!”

Expats from all across the country came together during this time of sharing and happiness to wish each other.

Moon Honey said, “Happy New Year to all the communities and those all over the world,” and John Mathew added “Merry Christmas and a very happy New year 2019.” Jocelyn Ragojos Cristobal said, “Here’s wishing everyone a prosperous New Year.”

Simson Subba said. “Happy New Year to all in Oman,” and Joy Regala Celaje contributed with, “I really wish to meet people from other communities, such as mine, here in Oman, so we can all celebrate together. Wishing you a happy and very prosperous New Year.”

“Happy New Year to all, please stay blessed,” said Vicky Jerome Singh, and Waseem Akhtar added, “It is so good to see everyone celebrating.”

Omanis also wished their overseas brothers and sisters who lived in Oman on the occasion of Christmas and the New Year.

Ahmed Al Alawi said, “From all of us Omanis to all the overseas communities in Oman, we wish you a Merry Christmas and a happy New Year.”

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