Hogmanay is a Strange Myth and Holiday

Posted on Dec 29, 2016 by   1 Comment | Posted in Blog · Uncategorized

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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.

Help the myth continue, because

some myths are worth celebrating!


1 Response to "Hogmanay is a Strange Myth and Holiday"

  1. Comment by Mickey
    December 31, 2016 4:12 pm

    Hogmanay? Sounds like a great idea. More gifts and welcoming visitors to start the next year just right. Bring it on.

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