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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.

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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  ...

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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.

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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.

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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 ...

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

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 ...

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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 ...

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 found around the world, in which a person makes a promise on New Year's ...

www.bustle.com/articles/197291-the-history-of-new-years-resolutions-why-we-started-making-them-in-the-first-place

Dec 28, 2016 ... With Thanksgiving out of the way, we're now barreling toward New Year's, and, along with it, New Year's resolutions. Why do we make special ...

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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 ...