New Year is the fresh and the new beginning of the next 365 days. Everybody welcome the next 12 months with joy and happiness. The most things we could see on that eve, parties, loud music, enjoying with family and friends, etc. When it comes to New Year celebration, well there are wide varieties of the option to celebrate it. People have the strangest New Year Tradition to judge whether the year will bring good or bad luck to them.
You may have been celebrating the New Year by going to a picnic, watching award functions late night or walking on the street with friends or taking selfies. You know that in Spain people enjoy new years eve food traditions, by putting 12 grapes in one’s mouth. Now just read the below traditions, how the people welcome the new year in different countries.
This is the new year good luck traditions in Bolivia. Where coins are baked with the sweets and whosoever finds it will be the good luck for the next year. Well, this is their tradition to welcome the new year. Don’t you think this tradition is like as we make a wish putting a coin into the water?
7.Wishing the Cows
Country: Belgium and Romania
In both the countries, the farmers or the family members try to communicate with their cows or wish them a Happy New year. If they succeed in that they mean it as good luck for the entire year. How interesting it would be if a cow gives a reply ‘same to you’.
7.Putting Water out of the Windows
Country: Puerto Rico
Do You know that in Puerto Rico has a simple but unique new year tradition like others? They believe in throwing water full of bucket out of the window to wash away the evil spirit of their life. This is the reverence and trust of the people there for the good of the family.
6.Ringing the Bell 108 Times
The 108 number is very significant in Buddhism religion. So to clean yourself and family you have to ding the bell 108 times. You must be thinking that what is the biggest thing in ringing the bell. Actually, patience is the virtue.
Country: South America
Which color underwear would you like to wear? I’m just asking because this is what new year practice says in South America. Yes, you will see in some parts of South America people welcome next 12 months by wearing underwear, which signifies your fate for the new year. Red denotes you’ll find love, gold means wealth and white means peace.
Now, here in Philippine, people have another strange tradition, where everything goes round. I’m not kidding, it’s true. All the things about cash. They believe that on New year everything should be in the round to denote coins and will bring wealth.
3.Burning Ugly Scarecrows
New year’s eve traditions of Ecuador totally different from the other. People burn paper filled scarecrows at midnight, which symbolize burning all the negativity from the next life and start with fresh. They also burn the photographs of last year all because for a good future.
This one may be children love. Breaking dishes. Isn’t it? People often scold children for their misbehaving and breaking the household things. But, in Denmark, it’s a new year tradition of breaking the old dishes which they actually save for the day. They pop them against the door and walls.
1.Eating 12 Grapes
In some Latin American countries, there is a tradition of eating 12 grapes. This represents luck for them. One grape for each month coming in next year to secure prosperity. In Spain, it is believed that, if you managed to stuff 12 grapes in the mouth at midnight, then definitely you will accomplish good luck for next year.