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new years resolutions plus some history

Some ideas from John Bellamy as to how to spend New Years Eve.

New Year's Eve Traditions That Start the Year Off Right - or so some say...

  • Eat, Drink and feel merry. ( as long as Merry doesn't mind.. ha ha )

  • Decorate a New Year tree. ..( What's New Year Tree ? )

  • Stay away from others so not to pass Covid.

  • Sing "Auld Lang Syne," Scottish style. ... ( a song about abandoning your old friends )

  • Kiss a stranger at midnight - but maybe not this year as you might catch Covid.

  • Spend the evening on Grindr and end up frustrated and still alone.

  • Sing some karaoke and sing out loud.

  • Get gussied up in your finest.

  • Wear a kilt with balls a swinging.

  • THINK - before you do anything you may regret.

  • Tell your family what you REALLY think of them.

  • Tell your family you are gay and do it in full drag.

  • Tart up your covid mask and make it tartan with tinsel.

  • Pay a fortune to get into a bar or club .

  • Queue for hours just to get a drink.

  • Use Covid as an excuse NOT to see family.

  • Vow that this is the year you are going to sell up and move into Hamilton Hall ( Well I might as well get an advert in where I can... )

  • Queue for hours to get your coat in / out of a coat check

  • Pay a fortune for a cab somewhere.

  • Shiver on the Night Bus home after a great evening.

  • Step over the drunken vomit and rowdy women with their knickers round their ankles ( such style )

  • Set your New Year's Resolutions. ... ( the ones you won't keep... )

  • Give a toast to remember absent friends ( who you have ignored all year .. )

  • Light those sparklers or firework display in the garden.- OR - Watch the fireworks on telly.

  • If your partner dumps you this night, you have permission to kick him in the balls.

  • Wish everyone to meet, if out and about, a Happy New Year - ( when the rest of the year you will be telling these people to ' fuck off ' - but it's New Year so godda be nice for one evening a year at least. )

  • Sing along to Moira Anderson ( if you can remember her )

  • Go next door with a piece of coal ( It's Scottish so ... explains a lot ...)

  • Get pissed. ( what's new...)

  • Get stoned. ( what's new ... )

  • Get laid. ( ah well that's new ... ha ha )

  • Vacuum Pump your dick so it starts the New Year MASSIVE.

  • Shave off - or start to grow, that beard. ( unless you are the bearded lady )

  • Clear up the mess from the party, but before you do

  • Tell everyone the parties over and to fuck off.

  • If working the next day, SMILE..

  • Wake up on New Years Morning feeling like shit - so Stay in bed until lunch is ready. ( What, you don't have a cook ??? )

  • Plan your apologies and excuses - blaming it on the booze - for ' last night...'

  • Hide from your public until at least the headache goes.

  • Take the dog for a nice long New Years Day walk along the beach or woods or local park to get some fresh air.

  • Dress smartly for your tea with the Queen. ( Oh, didn't you get an invite. Is it just me going then ? )

  • and last but not least on my little list:-

New Year 2022 : Hope that by the New Year Covid has run and done it's worse and the world can get back to some kind of ' normalicy.'
Remember those who have - and those who have not, offered ANYTHING to ANYONE during these last Covid Years - as many will grab attention after doing nothing at all, and others will keep quiet after giving greatly of themselves. Happy New Year Everyone. With love John

What is the history of a New Year's resolution ?

The origin of making New Year's resolutions rests with the Babylonians, who reportedly made promises to the gods in hopes they'd earn good favor in the coming year. They often resolved to get out of debt.

Who came up with New Year's resolutions ?

Babylonians 4,000 years ago in Babylon (around 2000 B.C.) Views of the crumbling ruins of Babylon. Most historians believe Babylonians were the first to make New Year's resolutions as we do today, although this famed ancient city held its New Year celebration in March, not January, in accordance with an agricultural year.

What is the #1 new year's resolution ?

New Year's resolution of Americans for 2021 The most popular New Year's resolution was "doing more exercise or improving my fitness” , which was pointed out by 50 percent of respondents. In addition, losing weight was the year's resolution for 48 percent of Americans.

What is the purpose of New Year's resolutions ? A New Year's resolution is a tradition, most common in the Western World but also found in the Eastern World, in which a person resolves to continue good practices, change an undesired trait or behavior, accomplish a personal goal, or otherwise improve their life at the start of a new year.

What does resolution mean in history ?

a formal expression of opinion or intention made, usually after voting, by a formal organization, a legislature, a club, or other group. Compare concurrent resolution, joint resolution. the act of resolving or determining upon an action, course of action, method, procedure, etc.

Who started New Year's Day? Caesar January 1 Becomes New Year's Day As part of his reform, Caesar instituted January 1 as the first day of the year, partly to honor the month's namesake: Janus, the Roman god of beginnings, whose two faces allowed him to look back into the past and forward into the future.

Why is New Year's celebrated?

This normally comes around 23–24 March, mostly around the Spring Equinox in Gregorian Calendar. The new year is celebrated by paying respect to elders in the family and by seeking their blessings. They also exchange tokens of good wishes for a healthy and prosperous year ahead.

Are New Year's Resolutions Effective?

In one study, only around 12% of people who make New Year's resolutions felt that they were successful in achieving their goals. ... The new year feels like a new beginning, which is why so many people often set lofty resolutions during these times.21 Dec 2020

Who celebrates New Year in March?

Iran celebrates New Year's Day on March 21. Each of the religious groups in India has its own date for the beginning of the year. One Hindu New Year, Baisakhi, comes sometime in April or May. The people in Morocco observe the beginning of the year on the tenth day of Muharram, the first month of the Islamic year.

Why was March 25 New Year's Day?

Originally, January 1 was the date of the new year in the Julian calendar, but after the fall of the Roman Empire, the date gradually changed in various parts of Europe to March 25, to conform with Christian festival of the Annunciation. England adopted March 25th as New Year's day in the twelfth century.

What is the Indian new year called?

Diwali is a festival that celebrates the beginning of the Hindu New Year. Also called the Festival of Lights or Deepavali, it takes place on the 15th day of the Hindu month of Kartika.

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