2nd January 2023 and in 2024 year
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The New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day celebrations in Scotland are recognized as Hogmanay and may last until 2nd January. It is known widely as an annual bank holiday. This holiday is marked with parties, specially prepared foods and the custom of first footing.
Is 2nd January a Public Holiday?
Just as it is with the August Holiday, the same applies to this January holiday, which holds on 2nd January. This implies it is considered a public holiday in Scotland too, where it is a day off for the general population as well as schools and most businesses are closed.
What Do People Do?
The Hogmanay celebrations generally or often begin in the afternoon or evening of New Year’s Eve and continue into the early hours of New Year’s Day – the morning. There is a term associated with this celebration, First Footing. It refers to when someone is the first person to enter a house on 1st January. There could be family gatherings or private celebrations organized by groups of friends. They may continue in the mood of celebration all through until the 2nd January of the new year. In some areas, though, the custom of first footing continues on 2nd January of the new year. For many people in Scotland, 2nd January is a day to recover from the Christmas and Hogmanay celebrations or to spend some quiet time with friends or family members before resuming work on 3rd January of the new year.