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30 New Year's Instagram Captions Perfect For Saying Adios to 2020

We all want this year to be O.V.E.R.

After the mess that was 2020, everyone's social media feeds could probably use a little optimism. As the clock turns to midnight on Jan. 1, there is suddenly an overwhelming feeling of potential and hope for the year ahead. You can share these good feelings with your friends, too, with a New Years Day Instagram caption to complement your post of the year.

Some look at Jan. 1 as just another day on the calendar that just happens to fall after Dec. 31. Sure, that's technically true, but there's something so symbolic about the start of a new year, especially if the year before was particularly tough. It really feels like a chance to start over, right the wrongs of the previous year, or implement the lessons learned. It feels like a long-awaited exhale and the tension of last year leaving your body.

If you want to celebrate this fresh start and share your newfound hope with your friends, there's no better place to do it than on Instagram. Same goes for sharing a pic of your NYE festivities, even if you counted down to midnight in your living room. Whether you want to go funny or inspirational, post a photo or story of what you're appreciative of in the new year (or something you can’t wait to let go) with one of these quotes that are perfect for starting 2021 off right.

2020 New Year's Eve Caption Ideas

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  1. Is it over yet?
  2. Wake me when it's 2021
  3. What am I doing New Year’s Eve? Staying at home, duh
  4. Wish we could party like it’s 1999
  5. Let’s make some pour decisions
  6. Dancing to Cascada’s “Vaccinate the Dancefloor”
  7. Little black dress < Little black sweatsuit
  8. No skirt, no heels, no problem
  9. If by TImes Square you mean my living room, then yes, I am at the hottest NYE party this year.
  10. What was my neighbor’s name again?
  11. It’s called self-care
  12. What does the CDC say about NYE kisses through a mask? Asking for a friend.
  13. "Too much of anything is bad, but too much Champagne is just right." F. Scott Fitzgerald
  14. Should auld acquaintance be forgot, and never brought to mind? I’ll be lucky if I remember people I knew before March
  15. Thank u, next

2021 New Year's Day Caption Ideas

  1. "And now let us welcome the new year, full of things that never were." Rainer Maria Rilke
  2. "In our perfect ways. In the ways we are beautiful. In the ways we are human. We are here. Happy New Year's. Let's make it ours." Beyoncé
  3. “Hit the reset button. Whatever happened yesterday, forget about it. Get a new perspective. Today is a new day. Fresh start, begins now." Germany Kent
  4. “Think of how many chances and fresh starts you have given others... Let today be the day you grant that to yourself. A new day. A fresh start. Renewed energy. Endless opportunities and blessings. Let's make today worth remembering!" Steve Maraboli
  5. "It is never too late to be what you might have been." George Eliot
  6. “Celebrate endings — for they precede new beginnings.” Jonathan Lockwood Huie
  7. "Your present circumstances don’t determine where you can go. They merely determine where you start." Nido Qubein
  8. "How many mistakes do you make in a day? I don’t know about you, but I make plenty. You can’t turn the clock back, so you have to look ahead.” - Mel Gibson
  9. "You can get excited about the future. The past won’t mind." Hillary DePiano
  10. "What the new year brings to you will depend a great deal on what you bring to the new year." Vern McLellan
  11. "Cheers to a new year and another chance for us to get it right." Oprah Winfrey
  12. "Hope smiles from the threshold of the year to come, whispering, 'It will be happier.'" Alfred Lord Tennyson
  13. “No matter how hard the past is, you can always begin again.” Buddha
  14. “The beginning is the most important part of the work.” Plato
  15. "Sometimes a year has been so disastrous and so terrible that entering a new year will automatically mean entering a wonderful year!" Mehmet Murat Ildan

It's no secret that 2020 was a year unlike any other. Assuming the stars are right though, we should all be seeing some better days in 2021. Until then, kick off the next year with these New Year's Eve and New Year's Day photo captions that capture all that you feel about the turn of turn of the year.