Other countries go crazy at Halloween. Here it's Bonfire Night, aka Guy Fawkes, is marked with fiery celebrations.
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The Winter Solstice, the point at which we are tilted furthest away from the Sun in Earth's Northern hemisphere, is at 4.19am on Sunday 22 December in 2019.
If you want to catch the fall and rise of the Solstice sun, Sunset on Saturday 21st December is at 3.40pm and sun rise on Sunday December 22nd is at 8.43am according to the UK Hydrographic Office.
Leith Theatre will host a month-long “Resonancy” of events with upcycled piano amphitheatre Pianodrome, starting tomorrow and running til Sunday 8 December.
More than 120 buildings and landmarks across Scotland are lit up red this weekend to remember those who have been lost to war.
24 Doors of Advent is a variation on the well-received Doors Open Days where a variety of different venues that are normally off-limits or have limited access to the general public open their doors for the day.
As part of Edinburgh's Christmas festivities, 24 Doors of Advent sees 24 venues welcoming visitors through their doors for a tour, music, or activity.
Some places require booking in advance.
Edinburgh Castle's walls, buildings and ramparts will be transformed by projected light and sound in this 90-minute historical walking tour, running over six weeks during the Christmas season.
A team of local designers with longtime experience working with light and the moving image have created a show that draws on "the history, geology, mythology and the sheer drama" of the castle to "excite, entertain and enlighten".
Remembrance Sunday is the main day of observance for the sacrifices of members of the armed forces and of civilians in times of war.
Armistice Day, also known as Remembrance Day, or Poppy Day, commemorates the sacrifices of members of the armed forces and of civilians in times of war.
Once every 76 years an unusual alignment occurs: Burns Night and the Chinese New Year both fall on 25th January.