Did you know that in Scotland, Christmas was banned for nearly 400 years? This offers an explanation as to why we are so well equipped for our New Years celebrations, without having so many old Scottish Christmas traditions. The most interesting fact about current Scottish Christmas traditions, is that they haven't been around for very long, however there are many traditions before the ban came in to place.
At this time of year, in Scotland, it's one large celebration. Us Scots don't pass up the chance for a party, and between the Christmas excitement, we also find time to celebrate St Andrews Day. Known as Scotland's national day, we hold a number of celebrations here. However it wasn't long before the rest of the world caught on, and St Andrew's day has become a worldwide celebration.