From funny to weird, from fascinating to interesting ones, here is a compilation of New Year's Eve traditions around the world.
Ball Drop - New York
Bet you know this one, as it is one of the most talked about event.
Marking the countdown on the night of December 31, dropping the ball from the flag pole signifies welcoming the New Year at the Times Square.
Where New York's Ball drop symbolizes the status, Swiss Homes don't stay behind in dropping ... read ahead what they drop for New Year's.
They drop the whipped cream dollops or ice cream on the floor to say that richness is coming!
It is like heartbreak to the ice cream lovers like me. 💔
Throws and Bangs from Danes, Irish and South Africans.
The residents throw old plates on the doors of friends to ward off the evil spirits. Also, the more plates you have outside your door, the many friends you have.
Irish bang the breads against the wall to chase bad luck.
Unusual it is and risky too - Some South Africans throw away old furniture and appliances from the window of the building.
Festive Eat and Repeat
People here eat Soba Noodles. This buckwheat savory symbolizes longevity, and as they break easily it symbolizes a clean break from the past regrets.
Eat 12 grapes with 12 strokes of the clock and these need to be finished before it stops. It brings good luck for 12 months! Let me try it this year, eventually will get it some day!
You need to eat 12 round fruits for abundance in the year ahead. I am sure, now you might be recollecting the names of 12 round fruits if you are not from Philippines!
Style Up with Clothes
Thinking what to wear this New Year, we help you a bit...
They are sought-after to wear white on New Year's eve! But also some parts believe in wearing colored underwear! Interesting you see! 😀
Red - Love Yellow - Money Green - Luck and lot more!
Here, these lovely people believe in wearing red underwear to bring luck.
So basically, some South American countries seem to bid on colored underpants on New Year's! 😉
Let's do Some Fortune-Telling
To see what the year has stored for you, cast the molten tin into the water and wait for its shape, heart will say love, or wedding, and so on ...
Colombians place 3 potatoes under their pillow, peeled, half-peeled and unpeeled. Unpeeled is for abundance, peeled for problems in finance, and half-peeled in middle. Pull out the one you touched first and see your fate.
And trust me, if this comes true, it is my favorite tradition then!
Also, they carry empty suitcases to the block, wishing for travel filled year!
Burn away all the old stuff before welcoming the New Year!
Specifically, Ecuadorians burn the scarecrow and old pictures of the past year to say, "we burn all the bad happenings in the past".
After all, it is about the choice of what you wish to burn!
For New Year decor they hang onions outside the door. Very unique you see!
Be careful, if you in Greece on New Year's eve, as you might have a bread or a cake with coins baked in it! If you find one, you will have a lucky year ahead!
Again, one of the most talked event of the world for new year's. People in Singapore make wishes launching the "wishing spheres" in the Singapore river.
Open windows to make way for old year to go out!
Jar for New Year resolution or goals.
Some Common Ones
Raise a toast, or bake or roast Forgive & forget, all the regret New year is beginning the new innings.
Share the story with your friends before you plan how to celebrate your New Year!