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This was a wonderful presentation. Dr. Lister managed to wonderfully convey the festive spirit of Hogmanay in a year of lockdown. This history behind the traditions of this festival are thoroughly interesting. And this lecture explained the history of several traditions of Winter. I learned a great deal.
Dr Listster's description of Hogmanay had many details and insights from her personal experience as well as the researched history of the origins and practices over the centuries and decades. The personal touch made this seminar particularly accessable and on-point, as if you had a Scottish friend who was talking to you. A great learning experience with take aways that will be lasting. As an example, the explanation of "Auld Lang Syne" was particularly moving and poignant.
Well done - makes me all the more eager to visit Scotland again
Very enjoyable presentation -- and festive! This "coorie in" is just what was needed as 2020 comes to a close. Thanks, Jenny!
Absolutely incredible. Great history of both origins and traditions of New Years celebrations, presented in a fun and engaging way. I would absolutely recommend this seminar and Dr. Jenny Litster to friends and family.