How a song can help shape how we look forwards and backwards

Loud noises and firecrackers, the symbolic cleansing of your home just before midnight, the hanging of onions on doors, and the burning at midnight of effigies representing the bits of the past year you didn’t like? Just some examples of things we do to ward off those bad vibes at the end of the year, leaving the path clear for the new year to start.

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New Year: out with the old, in with the new?


I'm Dr Kate Paine, an Australian musician, educator, and writer living in Meilen, Switzerland,


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