Lyricist Robert Burns wrong the traditional New Year song "Auld Lang Syne." Written in the late 1700s, the song was not intended to be associated with any holiday.
Although Auld Lang Syne is commonly sung in countries around the world during the new year, the song originated in Scotland. The lyrics weren't all written by Robert Burns, and the song is considered more of a collection of verses from various places. The song was made popular in the United States by band leader Guy Lombardo who had his band play it just after midnight on New Year's eve in 1929.