As if it's not enough that I have to:
--write the whole thing in Hebrew
--including writing the numbers out as words
--and remembering to write the date "backwards" (day first, then month)
Now I've got to remember to write "2016"?! OY ;)!
Several people have asked me how New Year's Eve is celebrated here and the answer is that it's not (which is fine by us and exactly how we noted the day in the US). In ulpan yesterday, some of the secular Russians were talking about "Rosh Hashanah" and I was totally confused ("Rosh Hashanah was months ago. And do they even celebrate it?!") until the teacher wrote on the board the word for "secular". AHA! Then we learned the words for "fireworks" and "there aren't any fireworks around here for secular Rosh Hashanah but wait until Independence Day in May".