New Year's By the Numbers

Staff Writer
Baystateparent Magazine

Ancient Babylonians celebrated the new year on the first full moon after the spring equinox about 4,000 years ago. At this time, they would make promises to the gods to pay back any debts they owed and return borrowed objects.

Julius Caesar made January 1 the first day of the year in 46 B.C., but England and the American Colonies wouldn’t do so until 1752.

44%of adults kisssomeoneat midnight

8% succeed in achieving their resolution

64%maintained resolutions for one month

46%maintained them past 6 months

45%of Americans usually makeNew Year’sResolutions

38%never make resolutions

Top 5 Resolutions

Lose Weight

Get Organized

Spend less, save more

Enjoy life to the fullest

Stay fit & healthy