Happy New Year's Day

Links to Other New Year's Day Resources

A Positive Light - New Year's Celebration
Ever wonder why Americans celebrate New Year's the way they do? This site provides the historical background behind all-American events like the Tournament of Roses Parade and the Orange Bowl. It also describes New Year's celebrations in other countries around the world.

Auld Lang Syne
"Should auld acquaintance be forgot, and never brought to mind?" The "song that nobody knows" has remained popular throughout Europe and North America for more than two centuries. But where did it come from? And what does it mean? Visit this site to find out. To hear the song or find complete lyrics, visit http://www.chivalry.com/cantaria/lyrics/auldlang.html.

Billy Bear's New Year's Day
Especially for children, this page offers New Year's coloring pages, clip-art, and more. Both kids and adults will enjoy a special section of recipes for delicious non-alcoholic drinks.

DLTK's New Year's Crafts for Kids
Features craft ideas, printable coloring pages, online jigsaw puzzles, e-cards, printable calendars and more.

Happy New Year! Or is it?
Lesson plan suitable for middle school students examines various calendars used throughout history and around the world.

KIDPROJ Multi-Cultural Celebration
Children around the world have written in to tell how their families ring in the new year.

New Year's at Kid's Domain
Offers mazes, coloring pages, online games, crafts, e-cards. and links to both Mac- and PC-compatible seasonal children's programs.

New Year's Crafts for Kids
Step-by-step directions for three craft projects, plus more than a dozen calendars to print and color. Also includes a list of ways to say "Happy New Year in various languages. From Enchanted Learning.com.

New Year's Day at Perpetual Preschool
Features songs, games, art activities, and snack ideas for use with preschool and school-age children.

New Year's History and Customs
Did you know that the western world has celebrated New Year's Day for only the past four centuries? Visit this site and learn more about the controversial history of New Year's Day.

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