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!