Auld Lang Syne

When the clock strikes midnight on Hogmanay, many of us around the world will celebrate by singing Auld Lang Syne. But do you know all the lyrics, or even the meaning of this famous centuries-old folk song? 

Discover what the Scots words in Auld Lang Syne mean, why Robert Burns wrote it and why we all love it so much.

Hogmanay fireworks in Edinburgh

Hogmanay fireworks

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Auld Lang Syne's writer, history and how to sing along

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