Happy New Year!
I want to tell you about some American New Year’s traditions. Americans love to gather(集める) with friends and family. We can meet at someones house or in a public place like a bar or a restaurant. There are also famous places like Time Square.
Americans wait for the countdown(秒読み) to midnight. Then we grab a loved one or even a friendly stranger(知らない人) and we kiss for the first time in the new year.
Next we toast with champagne for the New Year and we usually sing the old Scottish song Auld Lang Syne. This is how we say goodbye to the old year and hello to the coming New Year.
Here is a link to “Auld Lang Syne” on YouTube with English lyrics.