Hogmanay In Scotland, the New Year's Eve celebration is called Hogmanay which means "new morning" in Celtic. It is surely the most exciting celebration of the year.
Black Bun Preparations for the celebrations start early on December 31st. People clean their houses and throw out old unwanted things. They also bake special shortbread biscuits and a rich fruit cake called "Black Bun", to share with family and friends on the big day.
long torchlight procession Preparations for the celebration is called Hogmanay there are live concerts and fabulous carnivals in the streets of all Scottish towns. A lot of excited people get dressed up in colourful costumes. In some cities there is also a long torchlight procession through the streets that crowds watch excitedly.
Bells chime twelve As soon as the bells chime twelve, everyone kisses and heartily wishes each other a Happy New Year. Then people join hands and proudly sing the traditional song "Auld Lang Syne". After that, there is a stunning fireworks display which is the icing on the cake. On 1st January people visit friends and neighbours to wish them luck for the New Year.
Hogmanay is a great celebration. Hogmanay is certainly a great celebration. People feel happy to be with friends and family and look forward to a good year full of success
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