Hogmanay Scottish Style

A guid New Year to ane an` a` and mony may ye see!

The National Museum of Scotland has teamed up with Edinburgh’s Hogmanay to celebrate the coming of the new year in style.

Historians believe that we inherited the celebration of Hogmanay or new year’s eve from the Vikings who, coming from even further north than ourselves, paid even more attention to the passing of the shortest day. In Shetland, where the Viking influence was strongest, New Year is called Yules, from the Scandinavian word.

Visit our Vikings in Scotland exhibition where you can learn about the real origins of Hogmanay and sample our museum black buns.

Book our ‘Celtic lights at Hogmanay’ evening event and set off your own Celtic Lantern from the Tower restaurant balcony.

Be our first footer. On the 2nd January 2018, we are open at 10am, follow the First Footers Trail and find out more about how new year is celebrated around the world.

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