Happy New Year's--Happy Hogmanay!

@Suzieqmom (2763)
United States
January 1, 2013 6:20pm CST
I just celebrated my first Hogmanay here in the United States...otherwise known as Scottish New Year. What a fun time!!! Apparently Hogmanay is the biggest holiday in Scotland, and Scottish friends of ours who live in our town have continued the tradition here in the States...lots of good food, good drink, and good cheer were shared by all. What a great way to start the New Year! Did you do anything fun for New Year's or celebrate in a special way? Anyone else celebrate Hogmanay or have another special New Year's celebration?
4 responses
@BabyCheetah (1913)
• Australia
2 Jan 13
I would love to spend new years in Scotland for Hogmanay one day because I heard the same thing. Certainly would be more fun than what I usually do which is watch fireworks on TV and bed HAHA
@Suzieqmom (2763)
• United States
2 Jan 13
We don't usually do too much either...I went to Times Square once but that was a LONG time ago. A couple of years ago we took the kids to Hershey Park for New Year's--that was fun, and not too crazy.
• Australia
3 Jan 13
This year I actually worked in the city and for the first time ever I watched the fireworks live. Wasn't as bad as I thought, still a lot of idiots around but since there is a no drinking policy (unless in an establishment) not too many drunks
@Suzieqmom (2763)
• United States
3 Jan 13
I like the no drinking policy--makes it safe(r) and you can actually bring kids. Are you glad you went?
@yanzalong (7540)
• Indonesia
2 Jan 13
I watched news on TV about celebrations of New Year's Eve in some parts of the world. London, UK, had a wonderful firework displayed near Big Ben. It was fantastic. In France, firework around Eiffel tower also made New Year's Eve celebration more convivial and beautiful. In my country, I don't think the celebration could be compared to the ones I mentioned above.
@Suzieqmom (2763)
• United States
2 Jan 13
I am sure many countries have really wonderful celebrations...of course we have Times Square....
@yanzalong (7540)
• Indonesia
4 Jan 13
Wow, you must have had a very good time, then. At New Year's Eve, I was alone at home (it is like a move entitled "HOme Alone" lol). Happy mylotting my friend.
@Suzieqmom (2763)
• United States
4 Jan 13
Well, I don't go to Times Square anymore....not the best place to take the kids! Sometimes we do something special, sometimes we just stay at home in front of the TV--either way, it can be fun. Happy New Year to you!
@dorannmwin (36620)
• United States
3 Jan 13
You know New Years has never really been a big deal for our family. I mean we've always done a little something special on New Year's Eve. For example this year we went out to eat with my siblings and my mother at a Japanese restaurant and then afterwards we went over to my mom's house and played some board games as we waited for 2012 to end. However when it came to New Year's Day, we really didn't do anything at all. I did some laundry and helped to get my kids ready to go back to school as today was their first day of school this year.
@Suzieqmom (2763)
• United States
4 Jan 13
New Year's is not really that big a holiday for us either--I stumbled on this Hogmanay idea by accident. But now that I know about it, I think I'm adding it to my list of holidays! Sometimes we go out to eat, or have a family game night, too. Kind of depends on the year, whether anyone is sick, what day of the week it is, the weather, etc. I kind of wish the kids had January 3rd off too...it is hard for them to go back on January 2, don't you think? Luckily it was a short week--only 3 days, so not too much homework.
@jillhill (37354)
• United States
3 Jan 13
I celebrated by going out for dinner with a friend....no bit party though. I have never heard of Hogmanay until right now...sounds cool!
@Suzieqmom (2763)
• United States
3 Jan 13
I had never heard of it either until this year. But it's a lot of fun--I think it is definitely going to be a holiday I celebrate in the future!