The History of a New Year’s Resolution

Mikayla Espolt, Editor

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2019 is upon us, and you may have heard your friends and family talking about a New Years Resolution. But what is it, exactly? New Years Resolutions started way back in Roman times. The Romans named the month of January to honor Janus, the Roman god of beginnings, endings, and promises. At the beginning of January every year, they would pray to Janus and set a goal for themselves to be a better person. Thus, New Year’s Resolutions began. For many years afterward, people made promises and set goals for the year ahead of them. The idea was to improve themselves every year until they became the person they wanted to be. Have you made a New Year’s Resolution yet?