Posted by Nancy Lee Badger at Dec 29, 2016 1:30 am in Happy New Year, Hogmanay, holidays, myths
by Nancy Lee Badger
Hogmanay is a strange word to this paranormal writer. The first time I heard the word, I mistakenly assumed it was the Celtic term for Christmas. Nope!
Wikipedia describes it this way:
It is the Scots word for the last day of the year and is synonymous with the celebration of the New Year (Gregorian calendar) in the Scottish manner. It is normally followed by further celebration on the morning of New Years’ Day (1 January) or, in some cases, 2 January—a Scottish bank holiday. The origins of Hogmanay are unclear, but may be derived from Norse and Gaelic observances. Customs vary throughout Scotland, and usually include gift giving and visiting the homes of friends and neighbors, with special attention given to the first foot, the first guest of the new year.
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some myths are worth celebrating!