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POLL: New Year's Resolution!

The tradition of the New Year's Resolutions goes all the way back to 153 B.C. Janus, a mythical king of early Rome was placed at the head of the calendar.

With two faces, Janus could look back on past events and forward to the future. Janus became the ancient symbol for resolutions and many Romans looked for forgiveness from their enemies and also exchanged gifts before the beginning of each year.

The New Year has not always begun on January 1, and it doesn't begin on that date everywhere today. It begins on that date only for cultures that use a 365-day solar calendar. January 1 became the beginning of the New Year in 46 B.C., when Julius Caesar developed a calendar that would more accurately reflect the seasons than previous calendars had.

The Romans named the first month of the year after Janus, the god of beginnings and the guardian of doors and entrances. He was always depicted with two faces, one on the front of his head and one on the back. Thus he could look backward and forward at the same time. At midnight on December 31, the Romans imagined Janus looking back at the old year and forward to the new.

The Romans began a tradition of exchanging gifts on New Year's Eve by giving one another branches from sacred trees for good fortune. Later, nuts or coins imprinted with the god Janus became more common New Year's gifts.

In the Middle Ages, Christians changed New Year's Day to December 25, the birth of Jesus. Then they changed it to March 25, a holiday called the Annunciation. In the sixteenth century, Pope Gregory XIII revised the Julian calendar, and the celebration of the New Year was returned to January 1.

The Julian and Gregorian calendars are solar calendars. Some cultures have lunar calendars, however. A year in a lunar calendar is less than 365 days because the months are based on the phases of the moon. The Chinese use a lunar calendar. Their new year begins at the time of the first full moon (over the Far East) after the sun enters Aquarius- sometime between January 19 and February 21.

Although the date for New Year's Day is not the same in every culture, it is always a time for celebration and for customs to ensure good luck in the coming year.





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saynogirl saynogirl 6 years 21 weeks
Mine will be gaining weight ;-) and have a better balance for doing anything.... :headsmack: maybe a timetable will be of help.... managing everything efficiently
Sam1985 Sam1985 6 years 21 weeks
Mine will be to shop less. ;)
Iveenia Iveenia 6 years 21 weeks
Getting my life back - yes, there is a lot involved in these 4 words... AS FOR ALL OF YOU HERE "IN" BODY SHOPPE: :) WISHING YOU ALL THE FULFILLING OF YOUR WISHES :) :HUG:
paigeemma paigeemma 6 years 21 weeks
i loves yoga too. im trying to be more positive and nice to everyone. and do better in school...i just scraped by last semester and since im paying for it now i dont want to fail!
D-Lee D-Lee 6 years 21 weeks
Awesome! isn't it a wonderful stress reducer? i need to start doing it again. ;)
NurseKimberly NurseKimberly 6 years 21 weeks
I love yoga also...
D-Lee D-Lee 6 years 21 weeks
That is probably the No 1 resolution for women! :hug: Mine will be to begin doing yoga more consistently again. i felt much more in BALANCE so to speak when i was consistently doing it.
NurseKimberly NurseKimberly 6 years 21 weeks
Lose weight!