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New Year's Day

It's a whole new year! Read the literature celebrating the coming of the new year.

What is New Year's Day?
We have lots of ways to explain what New Year's Day means to us. It's more than just the first day of the year... It marks the opportunity for new resolutions, hope and a year of reading. Here's what it could mean for you...

Literary Resolutions
Each year, we make resolutions. Sometimes, we resolve to complete a series of life-changing tasks on the eve of the new year; or we may wait until an awakening event happens that causes us to rethink our paths in life. Whatever the reason for your resolutions, here are a few that relate to books and literature.

New Year's Books
Every year, people from around the world participate in festivities related to ringing in the new year. Discover how different traditions and culture celebrate New Year's Day. Also, find out the origins of the holiday. Read on.

Auld Lang Syne - Robert Burns
Read "Auld Lang Syne," by Robert Burns

New Year's Day - What Writers Say About New Year's Eve & New Year's Day
It's the first day of the year, a time when we remember the year that's past, make resolutions, plan for the year ahead, and just have fun! Writers have said a lot about the New Year's Eve and New Year's Day. Celebrate the start of a whole new year--with these quotes from famous authors like Charles Lamb and Benjamin Franklin.

New Year's Night - Henry Lawson
New Year's Night is by Henry Lawson. Take a look at the work here.

Sir Gawain and the Green Knight
An anonymous writer created "Sir Gawain and the Green Knight" in the 14th century. The Green Knight attends the New Year celebrations at King Arthur's Camelot to issue a challenge, which was taken up by Sir Gawain.

The Death of the Old Year - Alfred Lord Tennyson
Celebrate the New Year, with this poem by Alfred Lord Tennyson. Here's The Death of the Old Year.

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