Hogmanay is the 31st o December, the hindermaist day o the year. The nicht o Hogmanay stairts the lang celebration o the new year in Scotland, wi twa baunk halidays follaein, for ordinar on the 1st an 2nt o Januar.
'Auld Lang Syne' 
The Hogmanay prattick o singin 'Auld Lang Syne' haes become common in mony kintras. 'Auld Lang Syne' is a tradeetional poem reinterpretit by Robert Burns, that wis syne pitten tae muisic. It is nou common for this tae be sung in a circle o cleekit airms that's crosst ower ane anither as the knock chaps midnicht for Ne'er's Day, awtho in Scotland the tradeetional practice is tae cross airms anerly for the last verse.
- Queen stays at arm's length, Lancashire Evening Telegraph, 5 Januar 2000.
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