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Edinburgh’s Hogmanay Festival

Edinburgh’s Hogmanay Festival

Hogmanay is the Scottish version of New Year’s celebrations with Edinburgh leading this world-famous event. There are still lingering questions on where the word, “Hogmanay” actually came from but the accepted fact is that is a Scottish word for “last day of the year”. It is a three-day celebration with each city having their own traditions and events, but a closer look will reveal their similarities. Hogmanay traditions across Scotland is about fire like a celebratory burning of a Viking ship, Fireballs Ceremony in Stonehaven, and Edinburgh’s torchlight procession. As the capital city, it goes without saying that Edinburgh is … Continued