In this edition of “Rachel’s Trivia Challenge,” Rachel guides Sarah, Erin, and Bri back through 4,000 years of New Year’s tradition as she quizzes them on the past and present of New Year’s resolutions.
Who made the first annual resolutions? What does Julius Caesar have to do with the New Year? Which Medieval party day made New Year’s Eve look tame by comparison? How have Lutherans (including Martin Luther himself) traditionally commemorated January 1? Which resolutions today are the most popular to make — and the least popular to keep? Test your New Year’s knowledge as you play along at home!
Resources referenced in this episode include the following:
- “The History of New Year’s Resolutions” (com)
- “Celebrating the New Year, Medieval Style” (net)
- Lutheran Service Book
- “10 Top New Year’s Resolutions for Success and Happiness in 2019” (com)
- Martin Luther Sermons, ed. John Nicholas Lenker, vol. 1 (martinluther.us)
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