Black bun (a type of fruit bread ) is traditionally served. Another tradition is first footing , in which you step over the threshold of neighbors and friends with a glass of whiskey , a piece of coal , a black bun , shortbread and salt .
Another Hogmanay tradition is that the participants walk around a fire clockwise and hit a goat's skin with a stick or fire tongs (see deisel ).
- Helmut Birkhan : Celts. Attempt at a complete representation of their culture. Publishing house of the Austrian Academy of Sciences, Vienna 1997, ISBN 3-7001-2609-3 , p. 805.
- Recipe for Hogmanay on ScottishReceipes.co.uk