This Is Why You Sing 'Auld Lang Syne' on New Year's Eve
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This Is Why You Sing 'Auld Lang Syne' on New Year's Eve Whether your usual New Year's plans are to attend a swanky party or watch the ball drop from home, you probably hear the same song every year when the clock strikes twelve. "Auld Lang Syne" is the tune most frequently associated with the beginning of a new year, even if no one ever seems to know the words all that well (Something about forgetting old acquaintances?) or what they mean (Why would we want to forget people? That's not every festive.). So why exactly is it tradition to sing "Auld Lang Syne" on New Year's Eve? We dug into the old song's history to explain how it became a holiday staple and what, exactly, its strange lyrics mean. For some resolution inspiration, This Is the One New Year's Resolution Everyone Is Making for 2021.Read the original article on Best Life.
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