New Year’s Day Stories and Traditions – as Reported in 1886 and 1907

Posted on December 19th, 2013 by The British Newspaper Archive

Happy New Year to all visitors to the BNA website!

To celebrate New Year’s Day, here are historical newspaper stories that report on the traditions of the 1st of January as perceived in 1886 and 1907.

You can also read our blog post entitled, ‘Origins, History and Traditions (Sensible and Daft!) of the New Year’.

historical newspaper report on new year

historical newspaper report on new year

Aberdeen Evening Express – Friday 01 January 1886


historical newspaper report on new year

Manchester Courier and Lancashire General Advertiser – Friday 27 December 1907

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