Travel The World To Discover 20 Strange New Year Customs

Breaking dishes at neighbors' homes, carrying empty suitcases to walk the streets or fighting with neighbors to settle old disputes ... are strange but indispensable New Year's customs of all countries around the world. Travel around the world and discover 20 'superstitious' customs to welcome the new year below! Travel the world to discover 20 strange new year customs1. In Colombia, if you drag an empty suitcase around your house on New Year's Eve, you will be able to travel freely for the whole new year. Photo: Blend Images / Alamy2. On the first day of the new year, Swiss people have a custom to drop ice creams on the floor and they believe it will bring a year full of joy and luck

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Travel The World To Discover 20 Strange New Year Customs

Bolivian citizens welcome the new year by wearing colorful underwear (their favorite colors are usually red, yellow). They believe that this will bring wealth for the next year, and at the same time help them find their lover. Photo: CFimages / Alamy4. In Peru, people often have the custom of fighting with neighbors to settle old disputes during the New Year. Photo: Igor Stevanovic / Alamy5. In Denmark it is a very strange custom to be carried out during the New Year… to smash the plates in front of a neighbor's door. Families with lots of broken plates at the door are considered lucky because that means they have lots of friends
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Travel The World To Discover 20 Strange New Year Customs

In Ecuador there is a unique custom of making straw puppets and burning them around the time of the new year. According to Ecuadorian beliefs, this custom is to dispel bad things, bad luck in the past year and hope for good luck and happiness for the whole year. Photo: DP RF / Alamy7. Filipino people conceive of a circle symbolizing prosperity and luck. Therefore, on New Year's Day, Filipinos often eat food, round fruits, wear polka dots to hope for a "plump", full year. Photo: amana images inc./Alamy8. In Romania, some locals peel onions on the 31st, soak them in salt, and look at the onion's skin to determine the weather in coming years.


Travel The World To Discover 20 Strange New Year Customs

Photo: DP RF / Alamy9. In addition, on the first day of the new year, Romanians often hold a traditional festival called "bear dance" to ward off evil spirits. Accordingly, each person will wear a bear dummy outfit and dance in front of the household door. Photo: Silviu Matei / Alamy10. In South Africa, on New Year's Eve, the people of Johannesburg and especially the residents of Sith Baltic will throw all the old furniture out the window in the sense of throwing away any misfortunes in the old year. The thrown item can be a TV, a microwave or even a bed. Photo: Jon Helgason / Alamy11. In Belgium, on the mornings of the first day of the year, family members will come to the animals in their house such as cows, horses, goats, sheep, dogs, cats .


Travel The World To Discover 20 Strange New Year Customs

.. to celebrate Tet: "The New Year is coming. , have fun". Photo: incamerastock / Alamy12. In Spain, people have the custom of eating 12 grapes when they hear 12 church bells on New Year's Eve. This custom expresses the wish to have good crops next year. Photo: David Cook / blueshiftstudios / Alamy13.


Travel The World To Discover 20 Strange New Year Customs

In the Belarusian New Year, the lucky thing in the new year is getting married. Single girls will join in competitions that require skill and luck. The winner will be the one who will get married next month. One of the contests involved placing popcorn in front of the girls. Then they will let a rooster run out, if the rooster chooses a girl's corn, it will be the lucky girl to get married in the new year. Photo: Ewing Galloway / Alamy14. In Argentina, at 12 o'clock on New Year's Eve, people will step forward with their right foot to start the new year. In addition, the people of this country still think that if they wear new pink underwear, love will come.


Travel The World To Discover 20 Strange New Year Customs

Photo: GAVIN DICKSON / Alamy15. In Ireland, people have a habit of pounding bread against the walls to ward off evil spirits in New Year's Day. Photo: incamerastock / Alamy16. On New Year's Eve, all cities across Brazil hold a celebration party, especially in Rio de Janeiro, people will come to the coast to watch the fireworks. Brazilians often wear white clothes wishing luck will come in the new year. Photo: Samba Photo / Getty Images17. In Estonia, people usually welcome the new year by eating, eating and… eating. Traditionally, a person has to eat 7 times on New Year's Eve to increase the strength of the new year.


Travel The World To Discover 20 Strange New Year Customs

The dishes include sausages, potato salad, sauerkraut pickles, macaroons ... Photo: Valentyn Volkov / Alamy18. In Finland, a long tradition is to guess a person's New Year by dropping melted cans into a bucket of water, then seeing how it looks as it hardens. Having a heart or a ring means a wedding, or a new year trip; If there is a picture of a pig, it is a sign of fullness. Photo: Jan Sandvik / Alamy19. In Chile, eat a teaspoon of lentils at midnight to look forward to a successful year with work and money.


Travel The World To Discover 20 Strange New Year Customs

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