Despite warnings from the government, trades unions and soothsayers, millions of people have survived the transition from 2010 to 2011.
Predictions for the new year ranged from 'terrible' to 'a disaster' and it was expected that 2011 would claim its first victims from 00:00 on 1 January.
However, many have defied the warnings and are now cautiously optimistic that 2011 may not be the year of death, destruction and Armageddon that it was billed as.
Colin Saggyones from Bristol said: 'All we've heard from politicians and other so-called experts is that 2011 is going to be the worst year that ever there was.
'We were so worried about it that we built a bomb shelter in the garden and stocked-up on canned food.
'Come midnight, the whole family were in there with granny and half the kids from the neighbourhood. It wasn't easy getting them in there away from their parents but we could only fit so many in and the adults knew they had to give up their place for the children.'
However, Mr Saggyones said that when the bell tolled midnight, nothing happened.
'It was deadly quiet and then, through the vents, we heard singing - it was beautiful,' he continued.
'We were worried about going out to check but then someone cut the cheese so we had no option.
'When we came out, the sky was still up there, the ground was still down there and my credit card was still maxed out.
'So, on the whole, 2011 looks like being shit but still no worse than 2010.'
David Cameron was said to be spending new year in a top secret nuclear submarine, ready to deal with the downfall of modern society as we know it.