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Hogmanay: Scotland’s New Year Celebration

Hogmanay is Scotland's New Year celebration, Explore the meaning behind the various customs and symbols associated with this special holiday.
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Origins of Hogmanay

What does Hogmanay actually mean and what is the derivation of the name? Why do the Scots more than any other nation celebrate the New Year with such a passion? Why should a tall dark stranger be a welcome first foot visitor after midnight,…


With the Holiday season upon us, I thought I would take a look at how they are celebrated in Scotland. In order to do that we will have to go back in time, to a time that came before modern conveniences and where the weather dictated how people…