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Most Popular New Year's Traditions

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A collection of sometimes superstitious traditions for welcoming in the new year (or saying goodbye to the old year) from around the world.

Rated 0 points - posted 8 years ago by phdlist in category Other.
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opening doors and windows at midnight Report Abuse
The idea is that the old, negative energy of the previous year exits your home while the new, positive energy of the new year enters.
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kissing a loved one at midnight Report Abuse
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singing Auld Lang Syne with friends Report Abuse
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lighting fireworks Report Abuse
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Making noise Report Abuse
... with noise makers or pots and pans or horns to scare away any evil spirits
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Eating black eyed peas with ham hocks Report Abuse
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Enjoying community feasts Report Abuse
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Toasting strangers in the street Report Abuse
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Ice fishing Report Abuse
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watching the ball (or apple) drop at Times Square Report Abuse
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burning a bon fire Report Abuse
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breaking dishes Report Abuse
It's a Danish tradition to break dishes on the doorsteps of close friends on New Year's Eve.
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eating grapes Report Abuse
Usually, eating twelve grapes in the twelve seconds before midnight and making a wish with each one.
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burning effigies Report Abuse
usually representing negative forces, people, or objects which bring one harm
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giving whiskey to friends Report Abuse
or coal ... this is a common Scottish tradition
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discarding unnecessary items Report Abuse
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burning lists of bad experiences from previous year Report Abuse
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telling stories from current year to bid it farewell Report Abuse
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cleaning the house Report Abuse
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