Hogmanay means celebration of New Year in the Scottish manner according to Gregorian calendar. It is also Scots words for the last day of the year. A Hogmany celebration starts in the morning and continues till the morning of 1st January and till 2nd January but in some cases.
Few customs are always associated with celebrations and therefore many local and national customs are associated with Hogmanay. First footing is the main national custom associated with hogmanay. In remote parts of Scotland it is very popular. Scottish dancing is also fantastic. Auld Lang Syne is the traditional poem.
On the occasion of Hogmanay, as the clock strikes 12, singing this poem is popular in many countries. People kiss and hug each other and sing Auld Lang Syne. Hogmanay is a huge festival and very popular in the cities of Glasgow and Edinburgh. They have street parties for thousands of people.
They all enjoy together and fireworks display adds beauty to the celebrations. Enjoying with friends and family makes the event memorable and remarkable. It has become a ticketed festival but still people are confused about the origin of Hogmanay. Now Hogmanay celebrations have changed a lot, with the change in generation.
The flame and fire of Hogmanay symbolizes the light of happiness by removing the darkness, light of knowledge, light of hope and trust, and light of love. This means entering into new life and learning lessons from your past mistakes. Hogmanay celebrations bring joy and happiness in the life of people and they welcome the New Year with joy in their heart and happiness on their faces.