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New Year

New Year

Date: Jan 02 2004


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In the U.S., there are several important New Year’s traditions. The New Year holiday isn’t religious for most people in the U.S., but it is a time to celebrate the end of one year and the change over to the next. It’s also a time to reflect on the past and look forward to an exciting future.
The New Year’s celebration begins with the New Year’s Eve party on the night of Dec. 31st and continues into the next day, January 1st. On the 1st, it’s common for people to make a New Year’s resolution.
Read on to learn more about the tradition of the New Year’s resolution.


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For many Americans, it’s a custom to make a resolution on the first day of the New Year. A resolution is a promise to do something different, or to make a positive change in your life. Common resolutions are to exercise more often, to spend less money or to eat more healthy foods. Some people make resolutions about helping others or just trying to live life in a better way.
A resolution is a good way to set a goal for yourself. So, if there’s something you’ve been meaning to do, but haven’t been able to get done – you should make a resolution to make it happen in 2004!
Most people only make one New Year’s resolution, but there’s no rule against making as many as you want!



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So, what do you think? Do you think you’ll make a New Year’s resolution this year? Have you already made one?
I think mine will be to eat less sweets and exercise more.
Have a great New Year!
Your American Friend,



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