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What is Hogmanay?


Scottish Piper - Hogmanay

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Question: Hogmanay - What is Hogmanay - Hogmanay Recipes

So, what is the celebration of Hogmanay?

Answer: Hogmanay is the Scottish celebration of New Years Eve and can last for days. No-one celebrates the evening quite like the Scots. It is believed the Scots inherited the celebration of Hogmanay from the Vikings and their celebration of the shortest day. Many, however, believe that as Christmas was virtually banned and not celebrated in Scotland from the end of the 17th century until the 1950’s, New Years Eve was an excellent excuse for revelry, to drink whisky and eat good food. Hogmanay involves parties and festivals across Scotland with the largest and most famous public party in Edinburgh.

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