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The exact origin of New Year's resolutions is unknown though the ideas of celebrating change in the coming year date back to ancient Roman New Year's festivities.

New Year's resolution - Wikipedia

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A New Year's resolution is a tradition, most common in the Western Hemisphere but also found in the Eastern Hemisphere, in which a person resolves to change  ...

The History of New Year's Resolutions - History in the Headlines

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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.

New Year's - Holidays - HISTORY.com

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Common traditions include attending parties, eating special New Year's foods, making resolutions for the new year and watching fireworks displays.

History of New Year's Resolutions: Where did they begin? - Bill Petro

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

A Historical Look at New Year's Resolutions - Why do people make ...

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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 ...

Why We Make New Year's Resolutions - Live Science

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Dec 31, 2013 ... The tradition of New Year's resolutions stretches back thousands of years, ... In 1740, John Wesley, the founder of Methodism, invented a new ...

Ancient History of New Year's Resolutions | Ancient Origins

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Jan 1, 2014 ... A New Year's resolution is a tradition, most common in the West but found around the world, in which a person makes a promise on New Year's ...

A Brief History of New Year's Resolutions: Where They Began ...

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Jan 9, 2017 ... Discover when we started making New Year's resolutions, and why so few of us stick to them.

Who Invented New Year's Resolutions?

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New Year's Resolutions have been practiced since ancient times. The Babylonians would return borrowed items to their lenders. In Rome, the people honored ...