The Reason People Make New Year’s Resolutions

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    new year's  eveThe ancient 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 watchnight services, many Christians prepare for the year ahead by praying and making these resolutions.

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