Holiday Presents :: Auld Lang Syne

Do you know why many people sing Auld Lang Syne on midnight of New Years Eve?

Auld Lang Syne is a Scots poem written by Robert Burns in 1788. The title can be translated into English literally as, "old long since," or more idomatically, "long, long ago", "days gone by" or "old times."

The tradition of singing Auld Lang Syne started in Scotland, and soon spread to other parts of the British Isles. In Scotland, they call New Years Eve, Hogmanay.

Learn more about the lyrics to this classic tune here.