Well it’s almost here, December 31st! New Years Eve – what are you doing? what are your plans? If you are at a loss this year, to make it special then here are some of the craziest traditions that we found from around the world. Why not add them to your festive celebration and get everyone talking!
In Japan, they ring bells 108 times for the Buddhist belief that this brings cleanliness. It is also good to ring in the New Year with a smile on your face as this is supposed to bring good luck! : )
In Switzerland they celebrate the New Year by dropping ice cream on the floor!
In Belgium, farmers love their cows so much, they wish them a happy new year!
The french like to eat a stack of pancakes. (hey isn’t that Canadian?)
In Scotland the first person to cross over the front door in the new year should bring a gift for good luck.
In Ireland they hit the walls with bread to get rid of evil spirits!
In Denmark people jump off of chairs to literally “jump” into the New Year to bring good luck.
In Thailand they celebrate the new year by throwing buckets of water on each other and smearing each other with gray talc?
Wow! In Spain, if you can manage to stuff 12 grapes in your mouth right at midnight you will have good luck for the next year!