Hogmanay Companion: Millennium... This volume reveals the
origins of New Year's Eve, or Hogmanay as the Scots term has
it. Hugh Douglas takes the reader from the remotest beginnings
of the festival through 18th- and 19th-century developments
and up to the millennium. The book explores many of the puzzling
aspects of the New Year's celebrations, including: why a tall,
dark stranger at midnight?; why carrying a lump of coal; and
why can the first-foot never be a fair person no matter how
firm a friend? The author also explores how the name "Hogmanay"
was derived and what it means, and offers songs and food and
drink recipes. A Hangover Helpline is also provided for those
who have over-indulged!
Scottish Hogmanay Handbook: The... Complete Guide to Celebrating
New Year in True Scottish Style. The Scottish Hogmanay Handbook
is a wonderful, easy-to-read, fun-filled guide to the time-honoured
traditions surrounding New Year and its celebration. Ideal both
as a party guide and as a gift for friends and family! So what's
One - Happy Hogmanay! Hogmanay in Scotland, Essential Ingredients
for a Scottish Hogmanay.
Two - Getting Ready for Hogmanay, Planning your Hogmanay Party,
Preparing Some Traditional Food, Hogmanay Drinks, Avoiding the
Three - Hogmanay's Here: Hogmanay Customs, It's Party Time!
Party Games, Minutes to Midnight.
Four - Happy New Year to One An A': Following Scotland's New
Year's Day Customs, Your New Year's Day Breakfast, Your New
Year's Day Dinner.
Five - Fireside Stories to Tell: The Hunter of the Hills, The
Mystery of Eilean Mor.
Glossary & Index.