Although many of my books take place in the United States, sometimes I include characters from Scotland. Scots celebrate holidays a little differently, especially in centuries past. One such celebration is called HOGMANAY.
When I first heard of it I thought of pigs. Wrong! it is simply what Scots call the last day of the year, what we all call New Year’s Eve. Some scholars believe this to have its roots in ancient times when Nordic tribes acknowledged the Winter Solstice, the Vikings enjoyed The Yule, and many Scots celebrated Samhain. Roots are important, but for people of the world welcoming in the year 2020, whether you do it with the bang of fireworks or the clink of glasses of whisky, enjoy the season…
…and read a book!
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Nancy Lee Badger