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Midwinter celebrations in Scotland date back millennia, to an age when the Winter Solstice was a key turning point in the year. With the arrival of the Vikings, the celebrations became known as Yule, and the centuries to the 1500s saw their transformation to "Christ's mass". After the Reformation in 1560, Scotland's main midwinter festival became Hogmanay: but since the 1960s, Christmas and Hogmanay have both been enthusiastically celebrated by Scots. (more...)
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