Unlike most European countries, where the celebration of the New Year are cool and all the power given to Christmas in Scotland all the way around. For Scots main holiday - New Year's Eve: Hogmanay. Pagan holiday since the time of the Vikings celebrated torchlight procession and all sorts of fun with fire, which is traditionally considered to be the first means to drive away evil spirits. Hogmanay is celebrated for four days. In the capital the streets of Edinburgh leaves virtually the entire population of the city. Fireworks, bonfires, fire balls, huge torches, which are worn by people in military clothes Vikings - that's what Hogmanay. One day decided to burn anything particularly great, made especially for this holiday - this year it was a Viking boat.