Christmas Celebration in Scotland

Basic purpose of this lecture is to present on┬áChristmas Celebration in Scotland.┬áThe Scots celebrate Christmas rather somberly and reserve their merriment for New Year’s Eve which is called Hogmanay. This word may derive from a kind of oat cake that was traditionally given to children on New Year’s Eve. The first person to set foot in a residence in a New Year is thought to profoundly affect the fortunes of the inhabitants. Depending on the area, it may be better to have a dark-haired or fair-haired stranger set foot in the house. This tradition is widely known as “first footing.”