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Burning the ‘old man’ in Bandra + a Canadian connect to ‘Auld Lang Syne’ – Happy New Year!

I wish you all the best for the coming year sharing two traditions:

  • From Bombay, the burning of the ‘old man’
  • And from Scotland via Canada to the US, the popular Auld Lang Syne

Burning the old man

All around Bandra you can see straw stuffed old folks hanging around at street corners. You might just be accosted by youngsters demanding money for the old man. To do what? Well burn him, of course! And the money? Why to have some fun, what else?!

“Aunty! Uncle! Gimoneyferolman!!” (more…)

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