Question: what does “Auld Lang Syne” mean? – 2017

What does “Auld Lang Syne” mean?

– Happy good morrow
– Days gone by
– Old yesterdays
– Forgotten days of yore

“Auld Lang Syne” is the primary phrase and title of Robert Burns’ poem that has come to typify New Year’s Eve around the world. The phrase literally translates to “old long since,” which means “days gone by.” The original poem was five verses that got people singing sentiments such as “let’s drink to days gone by.” It has become the most fitting toast for the New Year and is sung around the world. Source:

Days gone by

What do these words mean? “Auld Lang Syne” was originally a Scottish poem that was later set to music. The phrase “auld lang syne” translates literally to “old long since” in English and means something akin to “times gone by.”

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