New Year’s Eve: What does Auld Lang Syne Actually Mean?

Every year, on New Year's Eve, people all around the world sing a few lines in Scots which most people don't understand. Those lines are: "Should auld acquaintance be forgot, and never brought tae mind. Should auld acquaintance be forgot, and the days of auld lang syne." I bet you always wondered what that even … Continue reading New Year’s Eve: What does Auld Lang Syne Actually Mean?

Is There Such a Thing as a Traditional Christmas?

We have a lot of ideas about what constitutes a traditional Christmas, but we often fail to realize that Christmas traditions have changed a lot since the first one in Bethlehem 2000 years ago. The first recorded Christmas celebrations took place in the 4th century and we don’t know a whole lot about them other … Continue reading Is There Such a Thing as a Traditional Christmas?