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Edinburgh Hogmanay

Listed under Festivals in Edinburgh, United Kingdom.

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Edinburgh has turned New Year’s Eve into a four-day festival, beginning on 29th December with a torchlight procession of hundreds of flickering flames, carried through the town to the accompaniment of a pipe and drum band. It culminates in the ceremonial burning of a Viking ship and a display of fire sculptures. The city plays host to a huge street theatre carnival on the following night, and public concerts and ceilidhs carry revellers through New Year’s Eve itself to the early hours of New Year’s Day, when children’s events take place, presumably coordinated by whoever manages to get out of bed again in time.

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