http://www.rampantscotland.com/know/blknow12.htm (not happy with the anglicising of Auld Lang syne in this article! The word is tak' not take. Min' instead of mind).
As a child in Scotland I enjoyed taking part in the old traditions with my family. We had such wonderful times with my extended family over the years. The early memories stay strong with me to this very day.I still do some of the traditions but not first footing as my family live so far away. Still there are many other good traditions I uphold.
Wishing everyone a wonderful 2016, please focus on the good things in your life and keep it simple.