You've never heard of #Blogmanay?
Have you heard of Hogmanay?
Hogmanay is a huge celebration in Edinburgh, Scotland on the last day of the year, in the Scottish manner of course! That means it won't be just one day of celebration, but three!
21 top international and local travel bloggers will join this year's Hogmanay and will be tweeting live!
To follow them, search on Twitter for: #blogmanay
Or if you should be in Edinburgh yourself, why don't you just join the fun in the city, but also online?
Share your own experiences by tweeting and sharing photos. Just add the #blogmanay hashtag to your tweets!
Traveldudes will be there and these are some of the highlights of our trip:
- Edinburgh’s Hogmanay Torchlight Procession
We will join thousands of torch carriers, and over 20,000 spectators, as they illuminate the city from Chambers Street to the Son et Lumière finale on Calton Hill. The Processions is led by Shetland’s Up Helly Aa’ Vikings and the massed pipes and drums.
- Concert in Gardens, Street Party and Keilidh
Concert in the Gardens will open with Bwani Junction, who are followed by special guests The View, with headliners Simple Minds performing their greatest hits.
Street Party with The OK Social Club, followed by special guests Reverend and the Makers, and the headliners, Maccabees, Shooglenifty, Lau and Admiral Fallow, The REW1ND3R. They call it the world’s biggest nightclub as it the party goes throughout the entire length of Princes Street.
The Keilidh will offer non-stop Scottish ceilidh music and dancing throughout the night.
- Candlelit Concert in St Giles’ Cathedral
This year’s concert features Vivaldi’s Magnificat and Parts 1 & 3 of J S Bach’s Christmas Oratorio. St Giles’ Cathedral Choir, directed by Michael Harris, with the St Giles’ Camerata, leader Angus Ramsay, are joined by a stunning array of young soloists.
- Edinburgh’s Dogmanay
We'll try to get up close to the action! That should become an exhilarating afternoon with husky teams racing each other.
And we'll try to get on a sled-dog ourself!
- Loony Dook, South Queensferry
For over quarter of a century, thousands of people have taken the New Year plunge in the breathtaking Queensferry Loony Dook, the annual mass splash in the River Forth under the shadow of the world-famous Forth Rail Bridge. Who of the bloggers will get in a fancy dress and jumb into the river?
These are just a few of the options, so let's see what Hogmanay will bring.
It would be a shame to just leave Scotland rigth afterwards again. So we'll take part on a Haggis Adventure tour, where we'll experience the scenic highlights of Scotland.
We'll visit the dramatic Glencoe, the 'Weeping Glen', the site of the massacre of 1692, but we'll as well visit Loch Ness.
Ever heard of the Isle of Skye? Quite a few travelers recommended Traveldudes to visit the island and that's what we are going to do. Another highlight will be the city of Inverness, the capital of the Highlands.
How does that all sound to you? Not to forget that we will as well explore the city of Edinburgh itself, which is already worth the trip!
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