Today, is the first day after the long set of holidays that Jews celebrate in the fall – Rosh Hashana, Yom Kippur and Sukkot. All told, this goes on for 3 weeks, and very often one gets the feeling that (at least in Israel), large parts of the world are on hold, waiting for אחרי החגים (=after the holidays) so as to get back to full swing.
So – “after the holidays” is here – and now there are no more excuses for anyone….
P.S. Not to mention that by the time all these holidays are over, one is sort of happy that there is a “break” until Hanukkah!