Bring in the new year quietly, or with a bang

The countdown to 2017 has begun. Will you bring in the New Year amid a festive blast of confetti and trumpets? Or the eerie calm of a desert oasis? ForbesLife India suggests a few favourites
Curated by: Madhu Kapparath
Published: Dec 27, 2016
Bring in the new year quietly, or with a bang

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Edinburgh, Scotland
Feel the buzz at the city’s legendary Hogmanay (Scot for New Year’s Eve) celebrations. Relish a warming single malt, and join the street party that goes on for three days. Follow the torchlit procession, which finishes with the burning of a Viking longship—a reference to a warrior’s courage. The burning of the longship indicates that they have destroyed their only way home and so the solution is to win the battle. When the bells chime at midnight, join strangers on the streets and sing ‘Auld Lang Syne’ in unison.