Hogmanay ~ the Scottish New Year, The roots of Hogmanay perhaps reach back to the celebration of the winter solstice among the Norse, as well as incorporating customs from the Gaelic celebration of Samhain. The Vikings celebrated Yule, which later contributed to the Twelve Days of Christmas, or the "Daft Days" as they were sometimes called in Scotland.

Edinburgh, Scotland's Hogmanay event is one of the largest New Year's Eve parties on the planet, with nearly people coming to watch five tons of fireworks.

A Quick Guide to Hogmanay in Edinburgh | Watch Me See

A Quick Guide to Hogmanay in Edinburgh | Watch Me See

'Burning the Clavie' takes place on the night of January 11 (the original  Hogmanay before the calendar changed in 1660). The "Clavie" is a half  barrel filled with wood shavings and tar. In the past, it would have  been a herring barrel. Today, iron-hooped whisky barrels daubed with  creosote are used. Scotland

'Burning the Clavie' takes place on the night of January 11 . Just down the road from Carden Holiday Cottages

This is a picture only.  But is pretty self-explanatory.  Use the cute star garland from Christmas and some Champagne or Sparkling Wine.  Enjoy!

This is a picture only. But is pretty self-explanatory. Use the cute star garland from Christmas and some Champagne or Sparkling Wine. Happy New Year!

Don't forget the kids' mittens to keep fingers safe... We love these big woolen ones!

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Sparklers are a great addition to any bonfire night, just remember to keep your digits safe! Gloves/mittens are a great idea as not only do they keep you warm, they'll also protect you when sparks are flying!

3 Free Printable New Year's Eve Activities for Kids - Silly Fill-ins on Lalymom.com

New Year's Eve Ideas for Kids - 3 Printable Activities

Shared by:jodindy Written by Jennifer Ashley Read by Angela Dawe Format: MP3 Bitrate: 64 Kbps Unabridged Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc. Highland Pleasures Series, Book 4.5 Release date: July 17, 2015 Duration: 05:07:15 The Mackenzies gather for a clan Christmas and Hogmanay in Scotland. In the...

Shared by:jodindy Written by Jennifer Ashley Read by Angela Dawe Format: MP3 Bitrate: 64 Kbps Unabridged Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc. Highland Pleasures Series, Book 4.5 Release date: July 17, 2015 Duration: 05:07:15 The Mackenzies gather for a clan Christmas and Hogmanay in Scotland. In the...

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EDINBURGHS HOGMANAY 2015/16

This is "EDINBURGHS HOGMANAY by Edinburgh's Hogmanay on Vimeo, the home for high quality videos and the people who love them.

Hogmanay is a Scottish New Year Tradition

Hogmanay (sometimes seen spelled Hogmany) is a Scots word that refers to New Year's Eve and the subsequent New Year celebrations. Although Hogmanay itself is 31 December, the Scottish in fact celebrate the new year until January.

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