New Year holidays in Scotland

New Year holidays in Scotland would be an amazing experience. The Scots more than any other nation celebrate the New Year with such passion; they have a long rich heritage associated with this event and even have their own name for it, Hogmanay. It is the Scots word for the last day of the year. There are many different customs, both national and local associated with this. The most widespread custom is the practice of the "first footing" which begins immediately after midnight. This custom involves being the first person to cross the threshold of a friend or neighbor and involves giving gifts such as salt, coal, bread, whiskey and black bun which is a rich fruit cake. These gifts intend to bring luck to the householder. Food and drinks are then given to the guests. Edinburgh, the capital of Scotland lights up on New Years eve. It is the worlds best New Year party. Four amazing days of exciting cultural highlights and events: theatre, dance, music and street extravaganzas which attract huge crowds from across the globe. Tickets for this event can be got on www.edinburghshogmanay.org

If you are flying to your New Years holiday to Scotland from Dublin it can cost from €78 flying into Edinburgh. www.aerlingus.ie

Staying in Edinburgh for New years at The Richmond hotel can cost from €30 per night including breakfast. This historic Georgian building is a small hotel with a warm welcoming atmosphere located for business or pleasure overlooking a beautiful parkland across the street. This hotel is minutes form the city centre and attractions for you to enjoy your experience of the Scots Hogmanay. www.the-richmond.co.uk









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