City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

Special Days


Storytelling Centre Showcases St Andrew's Story in Cultural Diversity Celebration

Storytelling Session_Credit Ludovic Farine

Beginning with St Andrew’s Day and running through to Burns Night, the Scottish Storytelling Centre in association with Scotland’s Winter Festivals ente

Bonfire Night

Fireworks scatter with blue and yellow tracers

Other countries go crazy at Halloween. In Britain, not just Edinburgh, Bonfire Night, also known as Guy Fawkes Night, is marked with fiery celebrations across the land.

Samhuinn Fire Festival

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The Beltane Fire Society - best known for the Beltane Fire Festival on Calton Hill - bring their unique brand of neo-pagan street theatre, pulsating drums, acrobatics, and fire dancing to Edinburgh's historic Royal Mile on Hallowe'en night. Samhuinn, which literally means "the end of Summer", has taken place for over two decades now.

Bloodwise Reindeer Run

Run or walk 1k, 5k or 10k in the stunning surroundings of Holyrood Park, and get into the Christmas spirit with mince pies and mulled wine afterwards (or soft drinks for the young ones) with goody ba

Jan de Vries Health Festival

Jan de Vries naturopathic health store celebrates its first year anniversary in Edinburgh's West End with a week of tastings, free samples and friendly advice.

A Spoonful of Vintage

A Spoonful of Vintage celebrates its fifth birthday with a fantastic line-up of hand-picked, authentic vintage traders.

Boxing Day Bank Holiday

A Boxing Day Bank Holiday takes place on the 26th December the day after Christmas Day.

Spring Holiday: Public Holiday

Today is a public holiday in Edinburgh.

It's a local holiday, so many businesses will not adhere to it.

Council offices and libraries will be open, but schools will be shut.

Easter Monday

Easter Monday is a local public holiday in Edinburgh held on the day after the Christian celebration of Easter (Easter Sunday).

Earth Hour in Edinburgh

Blue Marble

Edinburgh Castle will turn green before going black, and landmarks across the city will participate in Earth Hour ranging from Murrayfield Stadium to Edinburgh Central Mosque by going dark tonight for an hour.