Friday, December 31, 2010

Happy New Year



In my part of Scotland, the New Year celebration is known as Hogmany. It's imperative to wear a mask. My dour Scots neighbors are afraid someone will see them having fun, and call their parents. Mercifully, my family tradition is from a bit further west.

My ancient relatives Irish New Years celebration is known as drunken brawl. It involves consuming copious alcoholic beverages, usually 12 ounces per serving. Masks are periodically worn, to elude the police, throw off the innocent victims, and protect the virgins.

Whatever your family tradition, party hardy, be safe and come back tomorrow in one piece. We'll leave the light on for ya.

For a bit more serious look at Celtic holiday traditions take a peek at my new best friends the Celtic Queens.

Toad

9 comments:

Lily Lemontree said...

Wishing you a splendid evening of celebrating (Hogmany style or otherwise!) and all the very best for the New Year!!
On my way to check out the Celtic Queens!

Jg. for FatScribe said...

Toad -- best New Year's wishes to you as well, sir. My tradition and wont the past six years post-divorce is the two dish (read hotties, not food) stroll from party to party with bubbly and boorish behaviour in tow. okay, i've been stag the last two years, but you get my meaning. - Jg.

Lisa M. Campbell said...

My dear Laird Toad,

As an Irishwoman married to the youngest brother of a large Scots/Irish family, I can attest to the New Year's Eve tradition of the 'drunken brawl.' However, full disclosure prompts me to add that they usually don't need much of an excuse to brawl, God love 'em.

Happy New Year to you and yours~
Lady Lisa Campbell

James said...

Happy New Year Toad!

Southern H and H said...

"throw off the innocent victims"....funny!

Happy New Year!

David said...

Happy new years Toad!

Suburban Princess said...

Happy Hogmanay! I will be making some haggis tonight for tomorrow's dinner :O)
All the best for 2011!

Anonymous said...

Toad! Thank you for leading me to Celtic Queens! What a great blog it is. (Thank you Lisa!) Great history, photos, music and I am still cracking up over their favorite Christmas quotes, especially this one:

Come to me. I want to plow you like a Calgary driveway at Christmas.
~John Cleese, Monty Python

I am going to go whole Hogmanay tonight. Thanks for today's post.

SFBayArea

Toad said...

Again, I thank each and every one of you for such a wonderful year. You enrich my life more than you will ever imagine.