The Hogmanay Companion : Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About New Year's Eve. (eBook, 2011) [University of Maryland, College Park]
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The Hogmanay Companion : Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About New Year's Eve.

The Hogmanay Companion : Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About New Year's Eve.

Author: Hugh Douglas; Keith Horrox
Publisher: Glasgow : Neil Wilson Pub., 2011.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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How many times have you wondered about the origins of New Year's Eve, or Hogmanay as the Scots term it? This book reveals all as Hugh Douglas takes the reader from the remotest beginnings of this festival through the more recent developments in the 18th and 19th centuries right up to the millennium. There are many surprises in store for the unwary reader. Why a tall dark stranger at midnight, why carrying a lump of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Douglas, Hugh.
Hogmanay Companion : Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About New Year's Eve.
Glasgow : Neil Wilson Publishing, ©2011
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Hugh Douglas; Keith Horrox
ISBN: 9781906476267 1906476268
OCLC Number: 782860914
Notes: Footnote.
Description: 1 online resource (188 pages)
Contents: The Hogmanay Companion; Introduction and Acknowledgements; Part One; Why Hogmanay?; The Daft Days; The Kirk's Alarm; Rite and Day; The Lowland New Year --
Hogmanay; The Lowland New Year --
New Year's Day; Highlands and Islands New Year; Frumity Night and Luckybirds; Handselling the New Year; Resolutions --
to Keep and to Break; New Years Ahead; Part Two; A Guid New Year Party; Flour of Scotland --
Food for the Party; Plenty of Bottle --
Drinks for the Party; Toasts; The Songs; The Morning After; Part Three; Party Round The World!; Traditional Recipes; Coping With Spills; And Now It's Back To Work.

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This volume reveals the origins of New Year's Eve, or Hogmanay as the Scots term has it. Hugh Douglas takes the reader from the remotest beginnings of the festival through 18th- and 19th-century  Read more...
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