The answer to that question really doesn’t matter much, does it? The year 2013 will march in right on the dot whether we are ready or not just as all of all the other years have come and gone for millennia.
Traditions are important. Traditions help us feel connected to others. They are familiar. They are something we look forward to. In crazy uncertain times traditions are the glue that help hold families, societies, and even countries together. They are shared values, beliefs, customs and activities.