New Year's traditions, weather lore, when a decade starts

This is an archived issue of our Almanac.com Companion email newsletter.

Daily Newsletter for Thursday, December 31, 2020

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With bounteous cheer, we conclude the year! 
Time to close the old Almanac and the old Year, 
and leave the old vices ever so dear.


Wishing a Happy New Year to our Companion readers!

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New Year's Traditions From Around the World
New Year's Traditions From Around the World
Many New Year’s traditions that we take for granted actually date from ancient times. This year, ring out the old and ring in the new with a New Year tradition—or two! From singing “Auld Lang Syne” to eating black-eyed peas for good luck to eating 12 grape at midnight, discover...
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New Year’s Day Weather Folklore
New Year’s Day Weather Folklore
A new year is always ripe with possibilities. Though we have our forecasts, we also enjoy the tradition of looking to weather folklore. Enjoy this New Year’s lore and see if it rings true!
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Bright Sirius Is the New Year Star
Bright Sirius Is the New Year Star
Want a cosmic way to ring in the New Year? On New Year’s Eve, the brightest star visible from our planet, Sirius, reaches its highest point in the sky as the clock strikes midnight (or, near to it).
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Calendars for wit and wisdom through 2021!

Whether you’re an avid weather watcher, an organized busy bee, an expert gardener, or a budding astronomer: We’ve got the calendar for you with classic Almanac wit and wisdom! Start 2021 off on the right track with Almanac calendars!

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When Does the New Decade Start?
When Does the New Decade Start?
Is the year 2021 the start of a new decade? Or, did it begin in 2020; after all, we’re living in the “twenties.” It’s a simple question, but the answer can depend on the words you use! There are two ways of thinking about this. We’ll explain—and let us know what you think. 
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What does "Auld Lang Syne" mean?

Find out fun facts about every holiday with the 2021 Engagement Calendar. This popular daily planner provides plenty of space to jot down appointments, events, reminders, observations, and inspirations. Cheer up each day with wit, wisdom, a quote, a proverb, or a bit of folklore!

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Good Luck Hoppin' John
Good Luck Hoppin' John

Hoppin’ John is a traditional New Year’s Day dish. It is said that eating this black-eyed peas dish on January 1 will bring luck all year long!

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