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Each person eats 12 grapes, one on each stroke of the clock at midnight, to bring good luck in the coming year, one for each month.
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Each person eats 12 grapes, one on each stroke of the clock at midnight, to bring good luck in the coming year, one for each month.
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This tradition is celebrated in several Latin American countries, but it originated in Spain in 1909 when growers in Alicante needed to sell more grapes after an amazing harvest.
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This tradition is celebrated in several Latin American countries, but it originated in Spain in 1909 when growers in Alicante needed to sell more grapes after an amazing harvest.
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People wear differently colored underwear depending on the kind of luck they hope to find in the coming year. People who want to find love wear red, and people who want financial success wear yellow. Those who wear white are looking for peace, and people who wear green are looking for good health.
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People wear differently colored underwear depending on the kind of luck they hope to find in the coming year. People who want to find love wear red, and people who want financial success wear yellow. Those who wear white are looking for peace, and people who wear green are looking for good health.
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Although a similar tradition is also observed in Turkey with the giving of red underwear, people in Latin American countries like Mexico, Bolivia, and Brazil observe this extra-colorful custom on New Years!
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Although a similar tradition is also observed in Turkey with the giving of red underwear, people in Latin American countries like Mexico, Bolivia, and Brazil observe this extra-colorful custom on New Years!
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People melt a little bit of lead in a spoon, then pour it into cold water. The shape the lead forms as it hardens supposedly foretells what will happen to the person in the coming year. If it forms a ball, good luck will roll into their life. If it forms a cross, they're going to die. Meanwhile, stars and crowns portend happiness and wealth.
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People melt a little bit of lead in a spoon, then pour it into cold water. The shape the lead forms as it hardens supposedly foretells what will happen to the person in the coming year. If it forms a ball, good luck will roll into their life. If it forms a cross, they're going to die. Meanwhile, stars and crowns portend happiness and wealth.
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This particular custom is observed in Germany and is called Bleigießen.
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This particular custom is observed in Germany and is called Bleigießen.
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People throw plates and other dishes at the doors of their friends and neighbors. The more dishes break on your door, the more good luck and friendship you'll experience in the coming year.
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People throw plates and other dishes at the doors of their friends and neighbors. The more dishes break on your door, the more good luck and friendship you'll experience in the coming year.
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Although it's a little harder for most to observe as urban apartment living becomes more and more common for most Danes, those who can still practice the art of plate smashing for luck have a lot of fun with it.
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Although it's a little harder for most to observe as urban apartment living becomes more and more common for most Danes, those who can still practice the art of plate smashing for luck have a lot of fun with it.
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People build scarecrows resembling politicians, celebrities, or other famous people, and burn them on the new year to cleanse all of the bad things from the last year and start the new year with a clean slate.
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People build scarecrows resembling politicians, celebrities, or other famous people, and burn them on the new year to cleanse all of the bad things from the last year and start the new year with a clean slate.
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The practice may have started in Ecuador after a yellow fever epidemic hit the town of Guayaquil in 1895, and coffins full of the deceased's clothes had to be burnt for purification.
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The practice may have started in Ecuador after a yellow fever epidemic hit the town of Guayaquil in 1895, and coffins full of the deceased's clothes had to be burnt for purification.
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People eat round foods and wear clothing with polka dots, to reinforce the idea of round coins continuing to flow into their lives and bring wealth and prosperity in the coming year.
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People eat round foods and wear clothing with polka dots, to reinforce the idea of round coins continuing to flow into their lives and bring wealth and prosperity in the coming year.
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People in the Philippines also carry coins in their pockets to jingle constantly to encourage a steady cashflow in the coming year.
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People in the Philippines also carry coins in their pockets to jingle constantly to encourage a steady cashflow in the coming year.
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A tall dark-haired man bringing gifts of coins, coal, bread, salt, and whiskey is the first person to enter the house after the New Year and will bring good luck.
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A tall dark-haired man bringing gifts of coins, coal, bread, salt, and whiskey is the first person to enter the house after the New Year and will bring good luck.
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This is called the quaaltagh or first-footing, and in Scotland it may stretch back as far as the days of Viking raids. To this day, many think that a tall fair-haired man at the door will bring bad luck.
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This is called the quaaltagh or first-footing, and in Scotland it may stretch back as far as the days of Viking raids. To this day, many think that a tall fair-haired man at the door will bring bad luck.
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People throw possessions off of balconies to symbolize a fresh start in the new year. Out with the old and in with the new.
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People throw possessions off of balconies to symbolize a fresh start in the new year. Out with the old and in with the new.
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This tradition is specific to two places, Naples, Italy, and Johannesburg, South Africa, and people usually stick to small, soft things for safety but can throw things as large as refrigerators from high places.
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This tradition is specific to two places, Naples, Italy, and Johannesburg, South Africa, and people usually stick to small, soft things for safety but can throw things as large as refrigerators from high places.
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People dress up as bears and other animals and dance in ceremonies about death and rebirth.
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People dress up as bears and other animals and dance in ceremonies about death and rebirth.
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According to pre-Christian Romanian folklore, if a bear enters your house, it brings good luck. So, the dance of the bear is the most popular.
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According to pre-Christian Romanian folklore, if a bear enters your house, it brings good luck. So, the dance of the bear is the most popular.
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In one city, people gather downtown to see a giant glowing potato called the GlowTato dropped from the sky.
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In one city, people gather downtown to see a giant glowing potato called the GlowTato dropped from the sky.
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This particular tradition, a newer one based in Boise, Idaho that has only been going for a few years, has counterparts in other parts of the U.S., such as the Possum Drop in Brasstown, NC, the Peep Drop in Bethlehem, PA, and the dropping of Wyle the Walleye in Port Clinton, OH.
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This particular tradition, a newer one based in Boise, Idaho that has only been going for a few years, has counterparts in other parts of the U.S., such as the Possum Drop in Brasstown, NC, the Peep Drop in Bethlehem, PA, and the dropping of Wyle the Walleye in Port Clinton, OH.
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107 bells ring out on the last day of the year, and one bell rings out on the first day of the new year to dispel the 108 evil passions that humans have.
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107 bells ring out on the last day of the year, and one bell rings out on the first day of the new year to dispel the 108 evil passions that humans have.
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This is a tradition performed by Buddhist monks in Japan each year called joyanokane. Japanese people also eat buckwheat noodles called toshikoshi soba on New Years to symbolize long life.
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This is a tradition performed by Buddhist monks in Japan each year called joyanokane. Japanese people also eat buckwheat noodles called toshikoshi soba on New Years to symbolize long life.
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