- Sunday | 19th June, 2022
- Sunday | 19th June, 2022
the world is a strange place and so are its tradition. From deciding the color of your underwear to breaking dishes, here are 10 most bizarre New Year’s tradition around the world, have a look!
Wishing your loved ones at midnight and making a new year’s resolution and breaking it in the coming days seems to be some usual resolutions everyone has heard and done. But the world is a strange place and so are its tradition. From the color of your underwear to breaking dishes, here are 10 most bizarre New Year’s tradition around the world, have a look!
Denmark: Shattering used dishes at the door of your loved ones
Throwing dishes is not just for couples fighting for no good reason. In Denmark, people keep unused dishes and plates are kept until December 31 when they are lovingly crushed against doors of friends and family. It is well thought as a positive sign to have a heap of broken dishes on your doorstep for New Year’s.
Spain: Eating grapes at midnight
The Spanish New Year’s tradition says to eat 12 grapes at midnight as be a sign of good luck attained for the next 12 months of the year.
Japan: Ringing the bell 108 times
In Japan, there is a traditional temple bell-ringing ceremony held across the country. Bells are rung 108 times to symbolize the cleansing of 108 desires and anxieties and a new beginning.
Brazil: The colour of your underwear decides your fate
Among several South American countries, the colour of the underwear can fix your fate for the next year. Red underwear is worn for romance and to find love, green for good health, golden-hued undies for prosperity and white underwear for peace, therefore you have to choose your innerwear precisely.
Switzerland: Dropping ice cream
How painful it is to drop your favorite ice cream, isn’t it? Well, the Swiss don’t believe so, they do it every New Year’s Eve. They believe that a spoonful of ice cream on the floor will bring prosperity and good luck.
France: A special feast
The French welcome the New Year in style with a great feast comprising of a stack of pancakes, champagne and foie gras. The feast is believed to bring wealth and good luck to those who attend the dinner.
Chile: Sleeping at the cemetery
This new tradition in Chile asks families to spend the night in the company of deceased loved ones by sleeping at the cemetery. It is believed to bring peace to the soul.
Ireland: Hitting the walls with bread
The Irish believe that you can hit away good luck directly, literally. So, on New Year’s Eve, they smash the walls of their house with bread to do away with of evil spirits and bad luck.
South Africa: Throwing furniture and appliances out of the windows of tall buildings.
If you are in South Africa, you need to be careful because a flying sofa could hit you hard. Confused? Actually, it’s a New Year custom in Johannesburg to throw furniture and appliances out of the windows of tall buildings.
Well, this is what people around the world will do, how do you plan to spend your New Year’s Eve?
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