[Dixielandjazz] NY's celebrations
dingle at baldwin-net.com
Tue Dec 16 08:17:03 PST 2003
Aye, and a guid Hogmany tae y'sel.
Some of my fellow Yanks not blessed with Scots blood may wonder what
"Hogmany" is. I explain it as "Trick or Treat" for grown ups...instead of
going door to door to beg for candy, the canny Scots go about begging for a
drink to celebrate the New Years with. My paternal line has doing this for
years -- though some of us have extended it way past the Jan. 1 calendar
mark. A wee dram o' the usquebaugh is a grand way to start the New Year off
for a' o' that.
So, to Norrie and all, a Happy Hogmany, and
----- Original Message -----
From: "Norrie Thomson" <jnt at blueyonder.co.uk>
To: "James Kashishian" <kash at ran.es>; <dixielandjazz at ml.islandnet.com>
Sent: Monday, December 15, 2003 6:04 PM
Subject: Re: [Dixielandjazz] NY's celebrations
> You should come to Scotland to celebrate Hogmany (New Year's Eve). We
> 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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