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Month: November 2015

Perth: Horsecross Hogmanay

Perth: Horsecross Hogmanay

It’s not exactly what you think of when you hear “high culture,” but the annual celebration of Hogmanay in Scotland is true highlands culture. With roots in sun and fire-worship in the deep mid-winter and the Saturnalia festival of the Romans, the Yule celebrations of the Vikings, and the ensuing Scottish Winter Festivals that were repressed by the church, Hogmanay may appear to be another New Year’s festival, but it is distinctly Scottish and one of the biggest days of…

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