by Barbara Latta
As the ball drops in New York City and people around the world watch the clock hands move toward midnight on New Year’s Eve, choruses of a familiar song resound through the air.
Why do we sing Auld Lang Syne on New Year’s Eve?
Written by Robert Burns in the 1780’s this anthem grew into a Scottish tradition. The words are translated as “for old time’s sake.” We use this song to remember our friendships and relationships, memories, and experiences of the past year.
The entire song is lengthy and does contain some verses about taking up a pint or two, but we can use this to bring to mind the blessings of the people in our lives and the ways we can provide love and kindness to them.
auld acquaintance be forgot,
And never brought to mind?
Should auld acquaintance be forgot,
And auld lang syne.
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