Janus is symbolizing the god of change and transitions such as, the progression of past to future, of one condition and of one vision to another. And because Janus symbolizes them, the making of New Year’s resolutions had become a tradition of the season. People begin to think of what they would like to change for the next year. They make resolutions for everything they can think of. Of course, I also did it the same thing as well. Kaya lang parang may mali. I asked myself, “Kailangan bang hintayin pa natin ang pagpalit ng taon, kung may gusto tayong baguhin sa ating mga sarili?”
In old Japan calendar, the month January is called Mutsuki. In Finnish it is called Tammikuu – meaning month of the oak. January 1 marks the end of a period of remembrance of the passing year for radio, television and newspapers. Publications have year-end articles that review the changes during the past year. The topics include politics, natural disasters, music, arts, the listing of significant individuals and those who died during the past year and many more.