What will be my New Year’s Resolution?

We have been hearing about people saying different things that they will do as a New Year resolution. They keep a promise to start some work, quit smoking, and lose a weight or to do an act of self-improvement or something slightly nice, such as opening doors for people beginning from New Year’s Day. But have you ever imagined why people keep promises as a New Year Resolution? When did this thing come to practice?

A New Year’s resolution is a tradition; most commonly came to practice from the Western Hemisphere. Babylonians made promises to their gods at the start of each year that they would return borrowed objects and pay their debts. The Romans began each year by making promises to the god Janus, for whom the month of January is named. In the Medieval era, the knights took the “peacock vow” at the end of the Christmas season each year to re-affirm their commitment to chivalry. At watch night services, many Christians prepare for the year ahead by praying and making these resolutions.

So, what would be your New Year’s resolution?

 

Happy New Year 2016,

Team Phuche.

 

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