10 Of The Strangest New Year Traditions Around The World

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Strangest New Year Traditions

New Year’s is just one of those occasions that seem to receive a bit more hype than necessary. People seen to make giant resolutions that they break almost instantly, and the urge to party seems to be at an all-time high. It probably has to do with the passing off time, making people feel like they have lost yet another year of their life. Every country in the world seems to have their own unique New Year’s tradition, and this list looks at 10 of the strangest ones from around the world.

Here are some Of The Strangest New Year Traditions Around The World

1. Furniture Chucking

Strangest New Year Traditions Around The World

Some South African people welcome the new year by throwing furniture out of their window.

2. Trunks Of Fury

Strangest New Year Traditions Around The World

Siberian folk celebrate New Year’s by carrying tree trunks into frozen lakes.

3. Water And Talc

Strangest New Year Traditions Around The World

In Thailand, people celebrate New Year’s by throwing buckets of water on each other and smearing each other with gray talc.

4. Night With The Dead

Strangest New Year Traditions Around The World
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People in Chile celebrate the occasion by spending the night at the cemetery with their deceased loved ones.

5. Mind That Threshold

Strangest New Year Traditions Around The World

People in Scotland believe that the first person who crosses the threshold of their home in the new year should get them a gift for good luck.

6. Seven Meal Course

Strangest New Year Traditions Around The World

Estonians seem to have a great tradition for New Year’s. The eat seven times on the day in order to ensure abundance over the course of the year.

7. Casting The Future

Strangest New Year Traditions Around The World

People in Finland try to predict the fortunes of their coming year by casting molten tin into a bucket of water and trying to interpret the resulting shape that is formed.

8. Burning Effigies

Strangest New Year Traditions Around The World

Burning effigies of famous people is the way Panamanians choose to celebrate their New Year.

9. Cow Whisperer

Strangest New Year Traditions Around The World

Romanian farmers spend their New Year’s trying to talk to their cows. If they succeed in communicating though, it means it is going to be a bad year for them.

10. Bread Protection

Strangest New Year Traditions Around The World

The Irish hit the walls of their house with bread in order to ward off evil spirits and ensure a great year ahead.

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