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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Year%27s_resolution

A New Year's resolution is a tradition, most common in the Western Hemisphere but also found ... Babylonians made promises to their gods at the start of each year that they would return ... At the start of the 21st century, about 40% did. In fact ...

www.history.com/news/the-history-of-new-years-resolutions

Dec 30, 2015 ... The custom of making New Year's resolutions has been around for thousands of years, but it hasn't always looked the way it does today.

www.history.com/topics/holidays/new-years

Find out more about the history of New Year's, including videos, interesting articles, ... Did you know that New Year's has not always been celebrated on January 1? ... world have been celebrating the start of each new year for at least four millennia. ... eating special New Year's foods, making resolutions for the new year and ...

billpetro.com/history-of-new-years-resolutions

Jan 1, 2017 ... HISTORY OF NEW YEAR'S RESOLUTIONS. As we mentioned earlier, New Year's Day celebrations began in pre-Christian times, beginning ...

people.howstuffworks.com/culture-traditions/holidays-other/why-make-new-years-resolutions1.htm

When did ringing in the New Year become such a big deal? Turns out, it isn't just a construct of modern Americans. Some 4,000 years ago, Babylonians rang in ...

wonderopolis.org/wonder/why-do-people-make-new-year-s-resolutions

How did the tradition of New Year's resolutions get started? ... Other people make a promise to develop a positive habit, such as starting an exercise program, ...

www.ancient-origins.net/myths-legends-news-general/ancient-history-new-year-s-resolutions-001185

Jan 1, 2014 ... A New Year's resolution is a tradition, most common in the West but ... The ancient Babylonians made promises to their gods at the start of each ...

www.livescience.com/42255-history-of-new-years-resolutions.html

Dec 31, 2013 ... There is no direct line from ancient Roman tradition to modern New Year's resolutions, but the desire to start anew pops up repeatedly in ...

mentalfloss.com/article/60776/why-do-we-make-new-years-resolutions

But why do we make these promises to ourselves, and where did this tradition come from? ... They felt this would help them start the new year off on the right foot.

blog.hubspot.com/marketing/history-of-new-years-resolutions

Jan 9, 2017 ... Discover when we started making New Year's resolutions, and why so few of us stick to them. ... So, how did we get here? ... Starting with the top resolutions for 2017, we worked backwards to see how these resolutions have ...