That’s it then – Christmas is over for another year. As we get ready to say goodbye to 2010 we thought we’d take you through some of the traditions associated with New Year and ways you could celebrate seeing in 2011.
Did you know it’s only been since 1752 that 1 January has been considered as New Years Day in the United Kingdom? We’ve actually bee quite late adopters of this date – the first to take it as New Years Day were the Venetians back in 1522. Prior to 1 January – it was 1 March that was thought of as New Year.
New Years Eve is considered a night for celebration across the country. Alongside the private parties that are held there are public celebrations – most notably in Edinburgh with the celebration of Hogmanay. Edinburgh’s Hogmanay Party is described as the largest New Year celebration in the world that this years starts on 30 December 2010 and concludes on 2 January 2011. The fun starts with a torchlight procession along the Royal Mile. The party then continues with concerts, fireworks and street parties.