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    Posted on Dec 26, 2013

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

    Who knows, maybe they actually work.

    ARGENTINA:

    Wear brand-new pink underwear to attract love.

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    Worst-case scenario, you're wearing nice undies :)

    At exactly 12:00, step forward with your right foot to start the year off with...YOUR RIGHT FOOT!

    BRAZIL:

    Wear white to scare away bad spirits.

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    Jump 7 waves for good luck.

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    One for each day of the week.

    Give some gifts to Goddess Lemanja.

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    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.

    BRITAIN:

    Watch Jools Holland's Hootenanny, even though it's awful and everyone hates it.

    CHILE:

    Eat a spoonful of lentils at midnight for a year filled with work and money.

    Flickr: vik407

    And don't complain if you hate lentils!!!

    Sweep your house inside out to remove bad energy.

    COLOMBIA:

    Walk around your block with an empty suitcase for a year full of travel!

    SCOTLAND:

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

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    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.

    SPAIN:

    You must eat a grape with each bell strike at midnight for prosperity.

    Flickr: jauladeardilla

    It's harder than you'd think to get all 12 done in time.

    NEW ZEALAND:

    Bang pots and pans as loud as you can.

    RUSSIA

    Write down a wish on a piece of paper, burn it, throw it into a champagne glass, and drink it before 12:01.

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    Gross but fun!

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