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2011 Good Riddance Day In Times Square

NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 28: A general view of atmosphere at the 2011 Good Riddance Day at Times Square on December 28, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images)

Good Riddance Day

January 1, 1970

The annual "Good Riddance Day" event invites people to shred messages that represent memories or events that they want to forget as they enter the new year.