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Learn about the history of New Year's resolutions.
New Year's Resolutions - one of those ideas that seems to have existed forever. But it did have a beginning - a long time ago.
The New Year's holiday was first celebrated approximately 4,000 years ago in Babylon. However the Babylonians did not have an official written calendar, so they observed the holiday in March, during the early beginnings of Spring.
During this time, the Babylonians would make promises to their Gods, usually entailing … [More]