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Hogmany is the Scots term for New Year's Eve (le réveillon du premier de l'an). In the Scottish culture, generally Hogmany is a bigger and more important event than Christmas Eve (le réveillon de Noël). This may be a consequence of the Protestant Reformation and in particular the Presbyterian Church of Scotland (as opposed to the Roman Catholic Church or Anglicans). Origins of Hogmanay are not entirely certain but are generally believed to originate from Norse and Gaelic customs surrounding the winter solstice.
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