For Auld Lang Syne: New Year's Traditions and Superstitions

19 – For Auld Lang Syne: New Year’s Traditions and Superstitions

We’re down to our last day of 2014, so what better time to discuss New Year’s traditions and superstitions?

Mike and Wendy begin by sharing their own traditions for celebrating the turn of the year, and then delve into some historical and international New Year’s traditions and superstitions.

Is there something you do each year when midnight of January 1st arrives? We’d love to hear about it, either in the comments below or via our Contact page!

2014 is special to us as it was the “birth year” of this podcast. We appreciate your taking the time to listen to its initial episodes, and we look forward to creating more in 2015.

Have a very happy New Year and a phenomenal 2015!

Featured Song: Alive Day

Did you earn your freedom?
Did you earn your place?
Did you earn the right to spit in my face?

When the shell pushed my head,
into the black,
there was no tunnel,
no one to guide me.

This is the day that I died,
The best day of my life.

As the flesh buckled under,
as the muscle burned.
As I watched the flame,
take the fire from me.
There was no flashing,
there was no white light.
All I had was that moment,
electrify me.

This is the day that I died,
The best day of my life.
No one can understand,
the fortune that it implied.
That was the day that I died,
Don’t even think to cry,
and now I have a chance to be a better man.

This is the day that I died,
The best day of my life.
No one can understand,
No one can understand.
I’m half the skin, but twice the human.
Part machine but more alive.
Less the parts, but greater the sum.
I’m more than the spirit that survived.

This is the day that I died,
The best day of my life.
This is the day that I died,
The best day of my life.

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