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  Hogmanay FAQs | Hogmanay.net
Hogmanay is celebrated on New Year's Eve, every year, usually in a most exuberant fashion in Scotland as hundreds of thousands of revellers take to the streets to see in the New Year.
It is only in recent years that Hogmanay has been celebrated on such a large scale: the first event of its kind was at "Summit in the City" in 1992 when Edinburgh hosted the European Union Heads of State conference.
The biggest Hogmanay street party in Scotland to date was an estimated 300,000 at Edinburgh's Hogmanay in 1996/97 (so they say).
www.hogmanay.net /history/faq   (874 words)

  
  NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Hogmanay   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Edinburgh Hogmanay celebrations are among the largest in the world, although in 2003-4 most of the organised events were cancelled at short notice due to very high winds.
Hogmanay (pronounced [ˌhɔgmə'ne:] — with the main stress on the last syllable - hog-muh-NAY) is the Scots word for the last day of the year and is synonymous with the celebration of the New Year in the Scottish manner.
The Edinburgh Hogmanay celebrations are among the largest in the world, though in 2003-4 most of the organised events were cancelled at short notice due to very high winds.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Hogmanay   (4488 words)

  
  Hogmanay - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Hogmanay (pronounced [ˌhɔgmə'ne:] — with the main stress on the last syllable - hog-muh-NAY) is the Scots word for the last day of the year and is synonymous with the celebration of the New Year in the Scottish manner.
The Hogmanay custom of singing Auld Lang Syne (a traditional poem reinterpreted by Robert Burns which was later set to music is commonly practiced), has become common in many countries.
The Edinburgh Hogmanay celebrations are among the largest in the world, though in 2003-4 most of the organised events were cancelled at short notice due to very high winds.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Hogmanay   (1077 words)

  
 Traditions UK - Hogmanay
Hogmanay is the Scottish New Year, celebrated on 31st December every year, usually in a most exuberant fashion.
It is only in recent years that Hogmanay has been celebrated on such a large scale: the first event of its kind was at "Summit in the City" in 1992 when Edinburgh hosted the European Union Heads of State conference.
The Hogmanay partying, which continues very much today, is to welcome friends and strangers, with warm hospitality and of course a kiss to wish everyone a Guid New Year.
traditions-uk.freeservers.com /Hogmanay.html   (1127 words)

  
 Hogmanay   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Hogmanay is the Scots word for the celebration of the Year in the Scottish manner.
Until the 1960s Hogmanay and Ne'erday (Netherday New Year's in Scotland took the place of Christmas and Christmas Day in the rest of UK.
Edinburgh Hogmanay celebrations are among the largest the world though in 2003-4 most of organised events were cancelled at short notice to high winds.
www.freeglossary.com /Hogmanay   (667 words)

  
 Scotland Guide - Traditions and Culture - Hogmanay customs
There were two types of visitation; in one instance the duan was recited outside the house and the cant described the ritual of approaching and entering the house.
He says the hide of a cow was wrapped round the head of one of the men and he went off, followed by the rest of the party who struck the hide with switches so that it made a booming sound, similar to the noise of a drum.
Sometimes the boys in the a Hogmanay procession were preceded by a piper.
www.siliconglen.com /Scotland/12_16.html   (2020 words)

  
 Hogmanay: Just an excuse to get drunk?
Hogmanay is the name the Scots give to New Year's Eve, a celebration they have made all their own with a unique mix of tradition, self-indulgence, sentimentality and enthusiasm.
Such was the importance of Hogmanay, that gifts were given on the first of January, and during the 18th century the number of gifts given then far exceeded those given at Christmas.
Edinburgh's Hogmanay festival was so successful that it was commercially developed to become the “biggest street party in the world” and was voted as the “best millennium party on earth” by The Times newspaper.
www.staff.city.ac.uk /~ra830/jonathan.html   (947 words)

  
 Evil Avatar - Happy Hogmanay!
The exact origins of Hogmanay in Scotland are unknown, but it was probably introduced by invading Vikings between the 8th and 9th centuries.
Accordingly, a traditional Hogmanay first involves a thorough housecleaning or "redding," removal of the ashes from the fireplace, and repayment of all debts -- all of which must be done before "the bells" at midnight on December 31st.
Hogmanay's pagan roots, national popularity and ideal timing made it the perfect alternative, and so it remained until the mid-20th century, when Christmas began making a comeback.
www.evilavatar.com /forums/showthread.php?t=8404   (1338 words)

  
 Hogmanay get ready   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Around 250 people will be working on Hogmanay 2005, using 150,000 watts of lighting, 1000 amps of electricity, 128,000 watts of sound, 18 miles of cable and almost two miles of fencing.
The 25,000 revellers heading to the sell-out celebrations for Glasgow’s Hogmanay 2005 are being advised that they should dress appropriately for every type of possible weather condition.
Hogmanay for Hue and Cry, made up of brothers Pat and Greg Kane, will end a very successful year, which has seen them not only delight their old fans but find many new ones through their recent TV success on ITV’s ‘Hit Me Baby One More Time’.
www.glasgow.gov.uk /en/News/Hogmanaygetready.htm   (812 words)

  
 Hogmanay.net | Hogmanay.net - The Home of Hogmanay 2006 - 2007
In Edinburgh, Hogmanay has evolved into a four day Winter Festival that takes place annually at the end of December and the beginning of January (29 December - 1st January).
Long after the revel-rousing and throbbing heads have subsided in towns and cities across the country, in the far-flung Northerly isles of Shetland, locals are dressing up in Viking garb, lighting their fire torches and preparing to drag a galley through the dark streets for a dramatic ceremonial burning.
This is a copy of the Press Statement from the City of Edinburgh Council following the cancellation of Edinburgh's Hogmanay
www.hogmanay.net   (286 words)

  
 Hogmanay!! Scotland's New Year Celebration
Hogmanay (possibly Gaelic for “new morning” or Anglo-Saxon for “new month”) itself dates back hundreds of years in Scotland as a mid-winter festival marked by fire-lighting ceremonies, giddy socializing and energetic toast-making.
Fast forward one generation and Hogmanay is now Scotland’s biggest, noisiest, most raucous New year’s Eve street party, shouting out its collective joy in both Edinburgh and Glasgow.
Because of the massive size of that crowd, Hogmanay has become a ticketed event, with organizers planning to distribute 180,000 tickets for this year’s event in Edinburgh.
www.theculturedtraveler.com /Festivals/Archives/Hogmanay.htm   (315 words)

  
 The Scotsman - Scotland - Capital Hogmanay party is total sell-out   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The fireworks at last year’s Hogmanay were as outstanding as in previous years, but only 85,000 revellers came to see them following terrorism threats and images of the fire in the Old Town.
EDINBURGH’S Hogmanay 2003 celebrations are officially a sell-out, with the concert in Princes Street Gardens and the street party both at full capacity.
The tourism minister, Frank McAveety, said the importance of Hogmanay to Scotland could not be over-estimated, and that events had to be successful to bring in revenue.
thescotsman.scotsman.com /scotland.cfm?id=1412202003   (1004 words)

  
 Hogmanay
Hogmanay is New Year's Eve in Scotland, United Kingdom, and First Footing occurs in the early hours of New Year's Day.
Hogmanay - New Year's Eve, 31 December - "Hogmanay" may be from the Norse "Hoggunott" or night of slaughter when animals were killed for a midwinter feast.
Hogmanay is still a more important festival in Scotland than Christmas.
www.partyguideonline.com /occasions/holidays/europe/Hogmanay.html   (305 words)

  
 Did You Know? - New Year's Eve - Hogmanay
Hogmanay could also be traced back to the Anglo-Saxon, Haleg monath, Holy Month, or the Gaelic, oge maidne, new morning.
An integral part of the Hogmanay partying, which continues very much today, is to welcome friends and strangers, with warm hospitality and of course a kiss to wish everyone a Guid New Year.
The underlying belief is to clear out the vestiges of the old year, have a clean break and welcome in a young, New Year on a happy note.
www.rampantscotland.com /know/blknow12.htm   (1058 words)

  
 Edinburgh Festivals - About the Festivals
Hogmanay is the Scottish New Year, celebrated on 31st December every year.
Edinburgh brought in 2006 with considerable panache as its Hogmanay celebrations were enjoyed by at least 100,000 revellers.
Membership of the Hogmanay Club, Edinburgh's Hogmanay Party Packs and tickets for the Concert in the Gardens, featuring KT Tunstall and Texas, are now available.
www.edinburgh-festivals.com /festivals.cfm?id=hogmanay   (2115 words)

  
 Hogmanay Alive and Well   (Site not responding. Last check: )
In all the traditions and customs surrounding Hogmanay, one theme predominates: the new year must begin on a happy note, with a clean break from all that may have been bad in the previous year.
It is from this underlying hope that the most common of all Hogmanay traditions has its root, that of the new year resolution.
This year, Glasgow City Council started the countdown to Hogmanay celebrations by plunging œ75,000 into the "party of all parties." More than 50,000 revellers are expected to flock to the city centre to ring in the New Year in spectacular style.
merganser.math.gvsu.edu /myth/hogmanay-12-97.html   (601 words)

  
 Search Results for "Hogmanay"
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For example, on the last day of the year, or Hogmanay as it was called, it used to be customary in the Highlands of Scotland...
www.bartleby.com /cgi-bin/texis/webinator/sitesearch?FILTER=&query=Hogmanay   (201 words)

  
 Hogmanay programme   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The organiser of Glasgow's Hogmanay have announced the line-up to ring in the New Year in Scotland's largest city.
Glasgow City Council’s Hogmanay 2005, in association with www.scotlandistheplace.com, will again be held in George Square, where up to 25,000 revellers are expected to party into 2006.
”But while Hogmanay in George Square, is the main Glasgow event, we have also included in our programme a range of other fabulous Hogmanay parties taking place throughout the city to ensure everyone, both residents and visitors alike, gets the chance to ring in the New Year in style.
www.glasgow.gov.uk /en/News/Hogmanayprogramme.htm   (1005 words)

  
 Edinburgh's Hogmanay - The World's Best New Year Celebrations | Edinburgh's Hogmanay
Edinburgh's Hogmanay - The World's Best New Year Celebrations
Edinburgh's Hogmanay - The World's Best New Year Celebrations
Edinburgh's Hogmanay '08 will be another fantastic four day festival, with music, street theatre and spectacular events for everyone, all with the beautiful backdrop of Edinburgh's marvellous cityscape. The best way to stay in touch is to REGISTER with us.
www.edinburghshogmanay.org   (109 words)

  
 Scotsman.com News - Hogmanay
THE Capital's Hogmanay celebrations are facing the threat of a second cash blow as fears grow over the future of a multi-million-pound Scottish Executive development fund.
SCOTLAND'S biggest Hogmanay celebrations are set for a complete overhaul after Edinburgh's world-famous street party was cancelled for the second time in three years.
HOGMANAY street party revellers were today promised their money back after the cancellation of the Capital’s New Year celebrations.
news.scotsman.com /topics.cfm?tid=114&format=rss   (381 words)

  
 Take the High Road into 2005: Edinburgh's Hogmanay | Frommers.com   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Edinburgh's Hogmanay is a global extension of this tradition of hospitality.
Hogmanay packages don't include transportation from the U.S., but a number provide accommodations, festival tickets and round-trip train or bus fare from London.
Rates are per person based on double occupancy at a variety of higher end accommodations, mostly in the city center, from £285 to £450 ($529 to $835).
www.frommers.com /articles/2441.html   (950 words)

  
 Scots Mark New Year With Fiery Ancient Rites   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Residents of Scotland mark the arrival of the new year with particular passion in a holiday they call Hogmanay that draws on their history of Viking invasions, superstition, and ancient pagan rituals.
Hogmanay's origins date back to pagan rituals that marked the time of the winter solstice.
Some of the country's more interesting Hogmanay traditions are found in private homes and in the Scottish Highlands and islands.
news.nationalgeographic.com /news/2002/12/1230_021231_hogmanay.html   (796 words)

  
 Scotsman.com Heritage & Culture - Hogmanay
ALCOHOL is set to be sold on Princes Street during the Capital's Hogmanay street party for the first time this year.
THE price of 50,000 passes which are sold for the Hogmanay celebrations will double this year.
The entrance fee to Edinburgh's Hogmanay celebrations is set to double, under plans to change licensing laws regulating the festival.
heritage.scotsman.com /topics.cfm?tid=114   (480 words)

  
 Edinburgh Festivals - Hogmanay
HOGMANAY street party organisers today warned people were being ripped off by ticket touts...
FORMER Royal Mile busker KT Tunstall has revealed she is to be one of the main attractions at this...
A NEW VIP pass for Edinburgh's Hogmanay celebrations is to be created as part of a bid to revive...
www.edinburgh-festivals.com /topics.cfm?tid=114&page=4   (381 words)

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