Saturday, 31 December 2016

NEW YEAR'S EVE CUSTOMS AND TRADITIONS

Today is 31st December. It's NEW YEAR'S EVE !!!
Many countries celebrate New Year on 1st January in different ways. Celebrations start on the New Year's Eve on December 31st. Hotels, restaurants, clubs and pubs organize New Year Eve parties. People sing, dance and have fun. 




And just when the clock strikes midnight ( 12 o'clock ) everyone join hands and sing a traditional old song "Auld Lang Syne". 



"Auld Lang Syne" is a poem written by Robert Burns, the national poet of Scotland, in 1788 and it is very popular in English- speaking countries.
People sing this song to celebrate the start of the New Year, but also in emotional moments, at funerals, graduations and as a farewell or ending to other occasions. 


 Here you have a version with English and Spanish subtitles, so that you can understand the lyrics.


Here you can listen and read two different subtitled versions adapted to today's English. Which one do you like best?





People kiss, drink champagne and say " Happy New Year". With loved ones and friends at a distance people exchange greetings through SMSs, Whatsapps and phone calls. 


And YOU? What do you do on New Year's Eve? 
Write a comment and tell me !!! 


2 comments:

  1. Hi Mary i'm Spencer from class 5B.
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  2. HELLO MARY I'M MONICA FROM CLASS 6eA.
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    IT'S BORINGS AND I DON'T LIKES SONGS.
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