Monday, December 31, 2012

2013: Be Lucky


Happy New Year's Eve!  Yesterday, David and I participated in one of our favourite Edinburgh traditions: the Hogmanay torchlight procession.  Approximately 40,000 people participated in this year's event.  It involves giant candles (or torches) and a procession led by bagpipers through the city up to the top of Calton Hill, which overlooks the city.

This was our view from the top of the hill looking down on Prince's Street and the Christmas Market:

A giant bonfire was lit on the hill, saying goodbye to 2012:

There was an amazing fireworks show.  Since we were up so high, it felt like the fireworks were really close:

And we said hello to 2013:

I love the theme they chose for this year's Hogmanay celebrations which was 2013: 'Be Lucky'.

I wish you all a lucky and wonderful 2013 and a happy celebration in your part of the world!

8 comments:

  1. That looks like such fun! Have a fabulous and lucky 2013, Debi.

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  2. pincushiontreatsJanuary 01, 2013 1:48 AM

    What a gorgeous celebration! Happy new year!

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  3. The best to you in 2013 my Friend and happy sewing with many more wonderful projects for you (and me). Nan

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  4. What a fun celebration!  Happy 2013!

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  5. what a beautiful tradition! Happy new year to you both! :)

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  6. Lovely photos!  Happy 2013 and good luck to  growing your new business venture!

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  7. Happy New Year!

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I read each and every comment--thank you so much!

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