New Year's is a unique holiday, in that it's the only holiday that celebrates the passage of time. Perhaps that's why, as the final seconds of the year tick away, we become introspective. Inevitably, that introspection turns to thoughts of self-improvement and the annual ritual of making resolutions, which offer the first of many important tools for remaking ourselves.
Explore this web site to learn interesting facts about the history and deeper meanings of this special time of the year. In particular, this is a great time to focus on your resolutions and step onto a path that will bear fruit over the coming year. We are here to help with that journey!
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. read more ...
The song, "Auld Lang Syne," is sung at the stroke of midnight in
almost every English- speaking country in the world to bring in
the New Year. In spite of the popularity of 'Auld Lang Syne', it
has aptly been described as the song that nobody knows.
Scotland, hardly a gathering sings it correctly, without some members
of the party butchering the words read more ...
The Chinese New Year "Yuan Tan" takes place between January 21 and February 20. The exact date is fixed by the lunar calendar, in which a new moon marks the beginning of each new month. For the Chinese New Year, every front door is adorned with a fresh coat of red paint, red being a symbol of good luck and happiness. Although the whole family prepares a feast for the New Year, all knives are put away for 24 hours to keep anyone from cutting themselves, which is thought to cut the family's good luck for the next year.read more ...
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