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The Weirdest New Year's Eve Traditions From Around The World

Who knows, maybe they actually work.

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Give some gifts to Goddess Lemanja.

Flickr: clarissapacheco

She's the goddess of water, and she loves gifts, especially flowers. So throw some into the ocean — if they come back, it means she didn't accept them. Don't worry, you can try again next New Year's Eve.


Immediately after the bells, the first-footing begins, which means being the first person across a friend's or neighbor's threshold.

Flickr: libraryrachel

The first-foot usually brings several gifts, including perhaps a coin, bread, salt, coal, or a whisky, which respectively represent financial prosperity, food, flavor, warmth, and good cheer.

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