[Dixielandjazz] NY's celebrations

Norrie Thomson jnt at blueyonder.co.uk
Mon Dec 15 23:04:44 PST 2003

You should come to Scotland to celebrate Hogmany (New Year's Eve).  We know
how to do it.

There are few gigs featuring any sort of bands on Hogmany - not because of
lack of musicians but because bar staff etc don't want to work, no matter
how much they are offered.

A guid new year tae ane and a'

Norrie Thomson
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "James Kashishian" <kash at ran.es>
To: <dixielandjazz at ml.islandnet.com>
Sent: Monday, December 15, 2003 4:14 PM
Subject: [Dixielandjazz] NY's celebrations

> Steve wrote:
> >Of course new Year's day starts at Midnight, no?
> Yes, but if we're talking about New Year's Eve Celebrations, than you
> can't just accept that the U.S. way of celebrating is the only way to
> go......as stated in my post earlier on this subject.
> In Spain, the Eve's celebrations are begun with dinner at home with the
> family from 10pm to midnite, when the whole family will eat the "lucky
> grapes".....12, one with each toll of the midnite bell, followed by cava
> (Spanish Champagne).  Then, and only then, will the streets begin to
> fill up with people on their way to night clubs, etc.  A band's New
> Year's Eve gig begins at around 1:30am.....the morning of New Year's
> Day!  Celebrations go on until 6 or 7 in the morning, when a traditional
> hot chocolate is used to dip a deep fat fried "churro" into.  This stuff
> is like pudding, and can't really be drunk, except by foreigners who
> don't know any better!   :>
> Jim
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