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The celebration of the
Traditionally, it was thought that one could affect the luck they would have throughout the coming year by what they did or ate on the first day of the year. For that reason, it has become common for folks to celebrate the first few minutes of a brandin the company of family and friends. Parties often last into the middle of the night after the ringing in of a . It was once believed that the first visitor on 's Day would bring either good luck or the rest of the year. It was particularly lucky if that visitor happened to be a tall dark-haired man.
The Babylonian http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Year's_Daycelebration lasted for eleven days. Each day had its own particular mode of celebration, but it is safe to say that modern 's Eve festivities pale in comparison. For more information about modern day, New Year festivities:
The tradition of the's resolutions also dates back to the early Babylonians. The early Babylonian's most popular resolution was to return borrowed .
The early Christians believed the first day of the New Year should be spent reflecting on past mistakes and resolving to improve oneself in the new year
(Dictionary.com)Resolution is from the Latin resolutio, resolution- from resolvere meaning "to loosen or dissolve again," (re- + solvere) which was the original meaning of resolve. The meaning "to determine or decide upon a course of action, etc." was first used in English around 1523.
Now, that I think about it, what I read is what I actually already knew. There has always been something about entering “into” the New Year that has appealed to the people of the world, as a time for; considering new beginnings, doing things “right” from this new day forward and setting out towards self-improvements.