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New Year’s Eve Events in Edinburgh

By Zoe Smith, United Kingdom, November 2012

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Bringing in the New Year is done a little differently in Scotland and the Scottish capital is well known for hosting some of the liveliest New Year’s Eve events in the world. Called Hogmanay by the Scots, the New Year is preceded by four days of festivities (a tradition dating back over 400 years), with crowds of 250,000 descending on Edinburgh for one of the biggest and wildest parties of the year. Whether you’ve got your tickets booked for the Hogmanay events already, or just want to hear what you’re missing, here’s a breakdown of the festivities.

December 29th: The Torchlight procession

Hogmanay kicks off in style, with thousands lighting up their flaming wax torches and taking to the streets for a torchlight procession.

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