This video shows the 2016 Fireworks in Sydney.  What did you hear happening just before the fireworks started?


How do people know that it is almost the start of the New Year?

What other customs and traditions do Australians have when they welcome in the new year? (What do you and your family do?)

Listen to the tune of Auld Lang Syne here. Why do you think we still sing a Scottish song to welcome in the New Year?

Auld Lang Syne : Lyrics

Should auld acquaintance be forgot,
And never brought to mind?
Should auld acquaintance be forgot,
And auld lang syne!

Chorus.-For auld lang syne, my dear,
For auld lang syne.
We’ll take a cup o’ kindness yet,
For auld lang syne.