New Year’s Day
New Year’s Day is observed on 1 January (according to the Gregorian calendar). New Year’s Day is celebrated in most countries in various ways all over the world. It is often observed with fireworks at the stroke of midnight.
Some other common traditions are:
- Some people go to church on Old Year’s night.
- Some people attend New Year’s parties.
- Some stay up at midnight to toast the new year.
- Some sing songs to welcome the New Year. One popular song is “Auld Lang Syne“
Auld Lang Syne
The phrase “auld lang syne” literally means “old long since“. It thus means “old times” or “the olden days“.