New Year is just around the corner. Before we step into 2019 let’s have a look at how New Year is celebrated in different parts of the world. While celebrating with fireworks and floating lamps is common, there are some weird traditions around the world associated with New Year’s Eve.
5 Weird New Year’s Traditions
New Year’s Tradition in Ecuador
Ecuadorians welcome New Year by setting fire to the scarecrows that are filled with paper at the strike of 12 on the clock. Not only scarecrows, even photographs representing things belonging to the past year are also burnt on New Year’s Eve. It is believed that doing so will prevent all kinds of ill fortunes from the past year to enter into the New Year. That’s an unique New Year’s Tradition.
New Year’s Tradition in Philippines
In Philippines, it is a common belief to use as many round objects as possible on the New Year. Round things are considered to be symbolic of coins and wealth and using them on New Year’s Day is thought to bring prosperity.
New Year’s Tradition in Denmark
New Year’s Tradition in Spain
New Year’s Tradition in Japan
Japanese follow Buddhist tradition of ringing bells 108 times on New Year’s Eve to cast out all sins. They also believe that to invite good fortune into your life you should welcome the New Year with smiles and laughter.
How is New Year celebrated in your country? Are there any particular New Year’s Tradition?