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New Year's Resolutions

Who started the tradition of making New Year's resolutions?

Civilizations around the world have been celebrating the start of each new year for some 4,000 years.

Traditions include going to parties, eating special foods, watching fireworks and, of course, making resolutions.

Who started the tradition of making New Year's resolutions?

Editor's Note: Select your answer in the poll below and tell us how you know the answer in the comments section. The answer will be posted later in the day.

Danielle Cabot December 30, 2011 at 11:35 PM
It wasn't the diet industry? ;)
Caitlin Burgess (Editor) December 31, 2011 at 07:08 AM
Ha! Close. The answer is: The Babylonians!

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