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9 Strangest New Year Traditions Around the World

STRANGE NEW YEAR TRADITIONS AROUND THE WORLD
 

As we all know about Spain´s New Year’s tradition for good luck revolves around grapes. If you can manage to stuff 12 grapes in your mouth at midnight you’ve achieved good luck for the next year. Here are some of the strangest New Year’s traditions around the globe.

 

1. ABUNDANT EATING (ESTONIA)

Make sure that you dine till your neck, which is Estonia´s tradition is all about. Some people would even eat seven times more on the New Year´s day!!













2. FROZEN LAKES AND TREE TRUNKS (SERBIA)

Serbia as one of the world’s coldest places on earth has got its own touch when it comes to tradition, they jump into frozen lakes carrying tree trunks.












3. THROWING BREAD (IRELAND)

In Ireland, the people throw hit the walls as hard as they can with a piece of bread believing that it´ll get rid of the evil spirits. Makes sense! too much bread is evil for your health!














4. JUMP AS HIGH AS YOU CAN (DENMARK)

Let´s jump right away into the New Year, yeah, the people of Denmark claim as high as they can jump straight into the New Year.













5. COIN INSIDE A DELICIOUS TART (BOLIVIA)

If you´re a sweet tooth this is for you, in Bolivia, they bake delicious cakes and tarts with a coin inside, whoever finds the coin has something good coming in the New Year.











6. DON'T FORGET THE COWS (BELGIUM)

It's no wonder that the Belgium farmers take their livestock seriously that they even wish their cows a Happy New Year.










7. DROP YOUR ICECREAM, THEY SAID! (SWITZERLAND)

Ice-cream lovers going to hate this tradition. In Switzerland, they drop the ice-cream on the ground to celebrate New year!!

















8. COLOURED UNDERWEAR (SOUTH AMERICA)

South American countries believe that the colour of your underwear will determine your fate for next year. So be careful with your colour selection, if you´re single grab a red one as they believe it´ll get you a pair & if you´re looking for peace go for a white.











9. TOSS A COIN (ROMANIA)

In Romania, they throw their spare coins into the river to get good luck.












 

 

What´s your favourite of all these traditions? Do you know any other interesting traditions?

 

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