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Festivities of scotland


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Festivities of scotland

  2. 2. • It is celebrated on 30th November, and is the national day of Scotland. The celebration of St Andrew as a national festival is thought to originate from the reign of Malcolm III (1034–1093). It was thought that ritual slaughter of animals associated with Samhain was moved to this date, so as to assure enough animals were kept alive for winter. But it is only in more recent times that the 30th November has been given national holiday status.
  3. 3. Hogmanay is the Scots word for the last day of the year and is synonymous with the celebration of the New Year (Gregorian calendarin the Scottish manner. It is normally followed by further celebration on the morning of New Year's Day (1 January) or, in some cases, 2 January—a Scottish Bank Holiday. The origins of Hogmanay are unclear, but may be derived from Norse and Gaelic observances. Customs vary throughout Scotland, and usually include gift-giving and visiting the homes of friends and neighbours, with special attention given to the first-foot, the first guest of the new year.
  4. 4. Burns Night • The first supper was held in memoriam at Burns Cottage by Robert Burns' friends on 21st July 1801, the 5th anniversary of his death, and have been a regular occurrence ever since.. • Burns suppers may be formal or informal. Both typically include haggis (a traditional Scottish dish celebrated by Burns in Address to a Haggis), Scotch whisky, the recitation of Burns's poetry and occasionally end with dancing when ladies are present.
  5. 5. The Highland Games ( Games of the Highlands of Scotland) are events that take place throughout the year to celebrate Scottish and Celtic cultures , especially that of the Highlands. Although focus on bagpipes and drum competitions , regional dances and athletic disciplines , also include shows and exhibitions related to other aspects of their culture . The Cowal Highland Gathering held every August in Dunoon , Scotland, and are the most important Highland Games ; Gather around 3,500 competitors and spectators about 23,000 worldwide . However , if we consider the games internationally, these are outweighed in audience by San Francisco , held since 1865 and organized by the Caledonian Club.
  6. 6. Scottish folk music (also Scottish traditional music) is music that uses forms that are identified as part of the Scottish musical tradition. There is evidence that there was a flourishing culture of popular music in Scotland the late Middle Ages, but the only song with a melody to survive from this period is the "Pleugh Song".
  7. 7. . • Celtic music is a broad grouping of music genres that evolved out of the folk musical traditions of the Celtic people of Western Europe. It refers to both orally- transmitted traditional music and recorded music and the styles vary considerably to include everything from "trad" (traditional) music to a wide range of hybrids.
  8. 8. • Gaelic music is an umbrella term for the folk music of Ireland and of the Scottish Highlands. It has also been used for any music written in the Gaelic languages of Irish and Scottish Gaelic. Gaelic music is a type of Celtic music.
  9. 9. • The traditional instruments of Scotland are Accordion, Bagpipe, Fiddle, Guitar, Harp, Tin Whistle and Bodhran
  10. 10. Thank you! By: -Hugo Cortijo -Marcos Mateo -Miguel Ángel Vergara -Lucas Espinosa -Adrián León