In all likelihood the Ho’din’ O’ Hogmanay predates the celebration of Christmas in Scotland. Believe it or not, Christmas is quite a new holiday in Scotland. It was only made a public holiday in 1958 and many places of work in the industrial south were still operational on the day well into the late 60s.
Hogmanay – Oidhche Challainn
This business of counting down to midnight in the last ten seconds of Hogmanay annoys me. I’m a traditionalist, and I know fine well that the countdown might be a tradition for some people, but it isn’t for me. For generations the Scots have celebrated Hogmanay as a time of reflection at the close of … Continue reading Hogmanay – Oidhche Challainn