Christmas in Scotland

Christmas in Scotland


A law was passed in Scotland in 1640 which made celebrating ‘Yule vacations’ illegal.

The Christmas ban lasted 400 years.

Christmas Day only became a public holiday in Scotland in 1958!

Once the ban was lifted, Scotland adopted many of the traditions from England and USA.


Christmas in ScotlandScottish Christmas Traditions

If you’re interested in reading more, please visit:

Scottish Christmas Traditions – The University of Edinburgh

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