Edinburgh Hogmanay 2013 – Torchlight Procession [Image Gallery]
Below is a gallery of the Torchlight Procession for Hogmanay in Edinburgh, Scotland. This is the first day of a three day celebration to ring in the new year in Edinburgh. The torches were actually huge, rather like swords, and even little children were given torches just to keep you on your toes :P. This was a lot of fun, albeit extremely dangerous, and there were over 40,000 people in attendance.
Why torches? Why the celebration? No doubt to commemorate an ancient victory ore the English crown? Seen Mel Gibson yet?
haha not yet! And I think it has something to do with celebrating the shortest day of the year and therefore they bring light or something like that?! To be honest, I wasn’t that much concerned with the why of everything during this new years haha
3 days!! they definetly know how to celebrate something 😉
AND, the third day you were supposed to jump into the freezing cold water! I slept through that one…