Weird New Year's Eve Traditions From Around The World
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Wear brand-new pink underwear to attract love.
At exactly 12:00, step forward with your right foot to start the year off with...YOUR RIGHT FOOT!
Walk through the streets banging loudly on pots and pans at midnight.
Wear white to scare away bad spirits.
Jump seven waves for good luck.
Give some gifts to goddess Iemanja.
Watch Jools Holland's Hootenanny, even though it's awful and everyone hates it.
Eat a spoonful of lentils at midnight for a year filled with work and money.
Sweep your house inside out to remove bad energy.
Walk around your block with an empty suitcase for a year full of travel!
Make a doll (more like an effigy) to burn to signify the burning away of the old year and the welcoming of the new one.
Crack an egg in a glass at midnight and leave it on the window sill overnight. Whatever figure it has made in the morning, that's what your fortune will bring next year.
You tell your fortune by throwing melted metal into cold water.
At 12 a.m. on New Year's Day, grab 12 pennies and then go outside your house and you throw the pennies behind you while you face the opposite of the street.
Eat oliebollen, which are like big oily balls of dough, deep-fried and covered in icing sugar.
Turn on all the lights in the house on New Year's Eve to ward off evil spirits.
Open all the doors, cabinets, and windows and then run around shutting them after it hits midnight.
Fill pots and pans with water and throw the water out the front door once the clock strikes midnight.
Write down a wish on a piece of paper, burn it, throw it into a champagne glass, and drink it before 12:01.
Immediately after the bells, the first-footing begins, which means being the first person across a friend's or neighbor's threshold.
You must eat a grape with each bell strike at midnight for prosperity.
Get pomegranates and throw them from our balcony to the street below.
Wear yellow underwear for "good luck."
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