"Howay, Dad. You're missing Auld Lang Syne."

Auld Lang Syne is a song written by Robert Burns in 1788, which is traditionally sung at the stroke of midnight as the New Year begins. Participants cross over their arms and join hands with their neighbours to form a circle for the song. At the chorus, they march into the middle, still joining hands, and back out again.

Auld Lang Syne
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Should auld acquaintance be forgot and never brought to mind,

Should auld acquaintance be forgot, for the sake of Auld Lang Syne.

For Auld Lang Syne my dears, for Auld Lang Syne,

We'll tak a cup o kindness yet, for the sake of Auld Lang Syne.