Many believe the celebration of the new year was first observed in ancient Babylon about 4000 years ago. Making it one of the oldest holidays celebrated. Celebrating on January 1st is a relatively new tradition… a variety of dates are tied to seasons or various other ancient cultures. In fact the month of January did not even exist until around 700 B.C. (source: A History of the New Year) And not all countries celebrate New Years at the same time… because people in different parts of the world use different calendars.
One thing in common for everyone in all countries… are the special beliefs about New Years… of course not the beliefs are the same, but still the beliefs are tradition from every part of the world. One of the most commonly known for us in the western part of the world is to have a New Years Resolution… which has formed somewhat from the Jewish tradition of reflecting on the things done wrong in the past, with a promise to do better in the future.
Does your “promise to do better in the future” (new years resolution) include the purchase of a life insurance policy that will care for your loved ones when you are gone? How about pledging to research what will be best for your family and follow through with the obtaining a policy. Below are some resources for you and many more under catagories menu on your right here.