The New Year is one of the oldest holidays that people all over the world have celebrated in different ways. Here in the U.S. we go to parties, host a party, or stay home with our family and eat, laugh and play games. We ring out the old and ring in the new.
Some of us were sitting around talking last week about the New Year's holiday coming up, and we wondered why a baby is so commonly used as a symbol of the new year. I did a little bit of research on this, and here's what I found.
What does that really mean anyway? For years, I have sung that song on New Year’s Eve, and I haven’t the foggiest idea what I am singing about. And, I am not the only one. According to a wonderful article from the Chicago Tribune in 1995 (found on the Mid-Continent databases), barely anyone does. Well, I’m here to change that. Scottish (makes sense) poet Robert Burns is listed as the lyricist in late 1700’s, but Guy Lombardo is readily credited as the man who made the song popular in the US. "Auld Lang Syne" actually means "old long since".