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Hogmanay Fireworks in Edinburgh

Hogmanay is one of the most important Scottish festivals and is celebrated from the evening of December 31st until the early hours of January 1st .

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 ).

Individual evidence

  1. 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.

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