Happy New Year!
To celebrate the arrival of the new year, we have pulled together some newspaper stories about the origins and traditions of the New Year from the Romans to William the Conqueror.
New Year’s Date
The date that the New Year is celebrated on has changed over the centuries.
New Year Traditions
Gift giving was a tradition of the Roman New Year.
Cornishman brings us some popular customs from West Cornwall.
A curious New Year’s tradition in Kirkwell was a game a football played through the streets of the town. Hundreds participated in the event.
In Stonehaven, huge balls of tallow are dipped in oil and set alight then swung in a circular motion by young men to bring in the New Year.