Edinburgh's Hogmanay named world's best 'bucket list festival'

Leading travel website Big Seven has crowned Edinburgh’s Hogmanay the world’s best “bucket list festival.”

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The three-day event celebrating Edinburgh’s New Year came out on top beating the Mardi Gras in New Orleans, Munich’s Oktoberfest, the Rio de Janeiro Carnival and Glastonbury.

Edinburgh's Hogmanay is one of the world's greatest New Year celebrations featuring three days of spectacular events. Join thousands of marchers bearing firelit torches, enjoy birling to traditional Scottish music beneath the striking edifice of Edinburgh Castle, and watch top stars and incredible fireworks from Princes Street Gardens. As the bells strike midnight, join hands with friends from across the globe in the world’s biggest rendition of Auld Lang Syne! Then on 1 January, dress up in the wackiest costume you can fins and leap into the freezing waters of the River Forth at the famous Looney Dook.

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