MUNDANE MYSTERIES: Why Do We “Ring In” The New Year?

MUNDANE MYSTERIES: Why Do We “Ring In” The New Year?

As we prepare to “ring in” the New Year with all sorts of revelries, like toasts, kisses, New Year’s resolutions, movie marathons, and more…have you ever wondered why none of those things ring? So why do say we’re going to “ring in” the New Year? Back when the phrase first originated, it actually involved things…

MUNDANE MYSTERIES: Why Do We Make New Year’s Resolutions?

MUNDANE MYSTERIES: Why Do We Make New Year’s Resolutions?

In the past 2 days, I’ve heard 4 different people say, “Welp…I’ve already blown my New Year’s resolution!” Which got me thinking: why do we make these sweeping annual promises to ourselves? Where did this tradition come from? And why does this tradition continue when so many people fail? Well, to start, we have the…