Welcome to 2019 Yorkshire Style!
Posted on 26th December 2018 at 12:48
As we say goodbye to 2018 and hello to 2019, many of us will be "seeing the new year in" as the bells chime out over London and the rest of the world.
There are a number of traditions that we stick to so we can celebrate a brand new year!
For example, singing Auld Land Syne … we all do it, but why? Written by Scottish poet Robert Burns in 1788, this New Year tune is set to the musical notes of a traditional folk song.
Singing this song usually entails a linking of hands or arms with anyone close to you.
This New Year tradition began north of the border, but is now popular across the British Isles and beyond.