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What does Auld Lang Syne mean?

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The words of Auld Lang Syne are of  uncertain origin . They were published in a posthumous book anthology of poetry Scottish (1796). They are usually attributed to Robert Burns, but he did not claim authorship when he submitted them to Scots Musical Museum  in 1788 . "The following song, an  old song , of the olden times, and which has never been in print, nor even in manuscript until I took it down from an old man." [8] This 'old man' has never been identified, nor did he ever earn a penny from one of the most sung lyrics of all time. Scots Auld Lang Syne is the written in Scots language  The literal translation of the title is  Old long since. In English this works better as  ‘for old times sake' - the theme is old friends discussing past adventures over several drinks. I llustration to Robert Burns' poem  Auld Lang Syne  by J.M. Wright and Edward Scriven. The world's best known New Year's Eve song is not specifically about Hogmanay . There are n

Why is the 26th December Boxing Day in the UK & Ireland?

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There is no agreement about this. We can be pretty sure it is not  because: