Living in the States you may have popped a bottle of bubbly and lit firecrackers to ring in the New Year. But, have you ever wondered how different countries and cultures celebrate? Here’s a look at three unique New Year's celebrations from around the world:
1. In Scotland they celebrate Hogmanay.
The Scottish New Year known as “Hogmanay” is celebrated on the last day of the year of the Gregorian calendar, December 31st. Once midnight strikes you’ll often find people in a circle holding hands and singing the well-known Scottish poem, Auld Lang Syne. The origins of Hogmanay date back in time to the celebrations of the winter solstice among the Vikings (so don’t be surprised to catch a glimpse of Scots dressed in viking attire marching down the streets of Edinburgh).