On Christmas day in Scotland, people make big bonfires and dance around them,playing the bagpipes. Christmas had traditionally been celebrated very quietly, because the Church of Scotland frowned upon riotous festivities. Nowadays, Scots generally have their big celebrations on New Year's Eve (rather than Christmas), and this event is called Hogmanay. K. Lonodon
Irish Christmas Decorating Traditions ... The placing of a ring of Holly on doors originated in Ireland as Holly was one of the main plants that flourished at Christmas time and which gave the poor ample means with which to decorate their dwellings. All decorations are traditionally taken down on Little Christmas (January 6th.) and it is considered to be bad luck to take them down beforehand.
Traditional Scottish Black Bun. This looks really interesting to try. It is supposed to be delicious and I want to find out! The recipe is in grams so you will have to weigh out the ingredients or convert it, we just weigh it out the scale was surprisingly inexpensive and we just zero out the bowl and begin! Pin leads back to delicious magazine's free recipe website! Have fun!