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Hogmanay - the World of Things


The Scottish have long celebrated New Year with more enthusiasm than any other nation, and have named it Hogmanay. It is believed that the celebration was adopted from the Vikings.
Due to the Scottish Protestant Reformation, Christmas was seen as a Catholic feast which was banned for over 400 years till the 1950s. In Scotland, it then became customary to celebrate the holidays and solstice with gifts on the alternative day, Hogmanay.
Immediately after midnight it is traditional to sing, Robert Burns' "For Auld Lang Syne". This tradition has been widely adopted but the other of first footing, i.e. a dark male stranger arriving carrying coal, is less well known and practiced.
Important dates: 1788 (Robert Burns publishes his version of “For Auld Lan Syne”; November 2017 (launching of PowaINFRA - an awesome Internet of Things).
This post forms part of the series of posts around 1001 Awesome things.
Now that you know about an awesome thing in the world, discover our awesome world of things...
Visit the website of DS or email info@ds.co.za to discover awesome #IoT solutions and services. By the next Hogmanay, we hope to be celebrating more than 10 000 sensor installs!

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