If you have followed our steps lately, you might have noticed we are currently experiencing one of the most memorable New Year’s Eve festival up to date: Edinburgh’s Hogmanay. That’s the reason why during the last three days we’ve been so busy: To have a taste of how the Scottish welcome the new year.
To be honest, so far it’s been an incredible good decision to come and celebrate here because we are having the time of our lives!
We’ll be updating you on the unique Torchlight Procession, the lively Street Party and the Loony Dook craziness soon but, since it’s still January 1st as I type, I just wanted to share the unexpected and incredible cool festival we enjoyed today in the Old Town.
No better way to cure a hangover town comes to my mind.
Introducing it like a game where you have to gather nine different flags, we couldn’t resist the tease and were introduced in the world of Scot:Lands immediately ( instead of having a much-needed rest ). And so it began our journey throughout Edinburgh’s Old Town that took us through nine different venues showcasing the best in art, music and theatre.
From a paper fight in a church to a traditional Ceilidh dance, there was room for the unexpected and fresh. A vast program where the performances and happenings kept going for almost four hours. Whether it was joining a Drumming Group or chilling in the candle-lit and atmospheric Old St. Paul’s Church while listening to the brilliant sounds brought by the Found Collective ( in New:Found:Land, our absolute highlight of the day), we enjoyed ourselves and actually did something else than just party and sleep in as we usually do a day like today. HAPPY NEW YEAR!
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