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Celebrating New Year's Across the World

Musical Traditions to Mark the Passing of Time

Regardless of culture or background, people across the world mark the passing of time with ceremonies and celebrations. Every year, we collectively imbue various moments in our shared personal histories with special significance. They become more than numbers on a calendar, or days of the week. These moments serve as signposts on our individual journeys. We use them to look back on how far we’ve come, and look forward to new adventures, better days ahead.