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Auld Lang Syne

Conductor Justin Freer on 'It's a Wonderful Life' - This Week with San Francisco Symphony

Sean Martinfield | Posted 12.09.2015 | San Francisco
Sean Martinfield

On Friday and Saturday, December 11 and 12, Justin Freer will conduct the San Francisco Symphony in screenings of the Christmas film classic from 1946...

Auld Lang Syne

Melissa DeCastro | Posted 03.01.2015 | Travel
Melissa DeCastro

The New Year is upon us, and with it celebrations to top off a season filled with gatherings and music. The holiday season has months worths of songs, but on New Years we always turn to the song written by the Scottish poet Robert Burns.

Why Do We Sing 'Auld Lang Syne' For The New Year?

HuffPost Live | Posted 01.01.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

“Should old acquaintance be forgot and never brought to mind?” We sing these words every Jan. 1, but how often do we stop to think about what they...

What's the Deal With Auld Lang Syne?

Dave Tomar | Posted 02.28.2014 | Entertainment
Dave Tomar

Even if you haven't a clue what it means, Auld Lang Syne evokes an undeniable sentimentality, a disorienting nostalgia, an instantaneous affection for the people around you at that exact moment; loved ones and strangers alike. A New Year stands before you, brimming with possibility.

The Question That Haunts Me Every Christmas

Julianna W. Miner | Posted 02.24.2014 | Parents
Julianna W. Miner

Friendships end, but more often they ebb and flow, even those that last a lifetime. And not without some heartache along the way.

31 Holiday Songs You Need To Listen To This Weekend

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 11.27.2013 | Entertainment

Although many of us have been listening to holiday music for weeks, Thanksgiving marks the "official" start of the holiday season. In honor of the...

WATCH: Singing Dog Wishes You A Happy New Year

Posted 01.03.2013 | Comedy

It's only the second day of 2013, so if you haven't gotten started on your New Year's resolutions just yet, don't feel too bad. Let Sierra the singing...

Try Authentic Auld Lang Syne Scotch for New Year's Eve

Zester Daily | Posted 02.25.2013 | Taste
Zester Daily

Two traditional things for New Year's Eve: 1) drink eggnog and 2) sing "Auld Lang Syne."

To Boxing Day and New Years Eve

Liz Smith | Posted 02.25.2013 | Entertainment
Liz Smith

What has happened to Boxing Day? Well, some say it made English-speaking people greedy and feeling that they don't get enough goodies before and during Christmas, so they expect extras on Boxing Day.

Where Does America Get Its New Year's Traditions?

Kate Kelly | Posted 02.29.2012 | Home
Kate Kelly

Always played on New Year's Eve, "Auld Lang Syne" has been called the "most popular song no one knows the words to..." So why do we sing this Scottish folk song on New Year's Eve?

Bangkok Protest 'Apology' Commercial Banned In Thailand (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

A new TV commercial which attempts to apologize for recent civil unrest in Bangkok has been banned from the airwaves by a Thai government censorship c...

Auld Lang Syne Lyrics: Words For Traditional New Year's Eve Song For When Clock Strikes Midnight

Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Auld Lang Syne lyrics are necessary for those who hope to ring in 2010 with an age-old tradition. The meaning and history of this New Year's Eve song,...

A New Year and a New Environment

Michael DeJong | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Michael DeJong

Little measures -- recycling, driving a most fuel-efficient car, walking, biking or using public transit, and installing low-flow shower heads -- can make a huge difference.

The Poet Behind "Auld Lang Syne"

John Lundberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
John Lundberg

When you raise your glass to celebrate the New Year, you'll probably be reciting a poem by the Scottish poet Robert Burns. And this January, there will be another reason to remember Burns.