Hogmanay: comprehension questions and answers
1. What does the word 'Hogmanay' mean?
Hogmanay is the Scots word for the last day of the year and signifies the Scottish way of celebrating the New Year on the Gregorian Calendar.
2.Who does the term 'first-foot' refer to?
The first guest to cross the threshold of the household after the chimes of midnight.
3. Describe the type of 'first-footer' who is supposed to bring the greatest luck for the year ahead?
Tall, dark-haired men.
4. What is the name of the traditional song sung at midnight on New Year's Eve in Scotland?
Auld Lang Syne