New Year’s Day Traditions: Every culture has its own ways to welcome the new year. In some countries, what you are wearing when the clock strikes midnight is so important. It may affect your luck, wealth, health, and love life for the next 12 months, so plan that outfit wisely.
In other cultures, it’s not about wearing, but what you’re doing when the clock strikes midnight that matters get ready to jump off a chair, break some crockery, or hit the waves. And, of course, food traditions are always famous traditions. Whether you like beans, fish or grapes, or pomegranates, there are ways to incorporate these and other good-luck foods into your December 31. Hopefully, these all mean that there is the prosperity of good things in store!
New Year’s Day Traditions Colombia:
Colombian are in believe that if they carry empty suitcases around the block then they may enjoy full of travel throughout the new year. That’s one New Year’s tradition we can get behind!
New Year’s Day Traditions Finland:
In Finland, people predict the new year by casting molten tin into a jar of water, then paraphrasing the shape the metal takes after hardening. A heart or ring means a wedding, while a ship predicts travel and a pig declares there will be plenty of food.
New Year’s Day Traditions Scotland:
During Scotland’s New Year’s celebration of Hogmanay, first-step from home is practiced across the country. The first person who crosses a gate of a home in the New Year should carry a gift for good luck. Scots also hold bonfire ceremonies where people parade while swinging giant fireballs on poles, supposedly symbols of the sun, to welcome the coming year.
New Year’s Day Traditions Denmark:
In Denmark, broken dishes can bring good things. People go around breaking dishware on the doorsteps. The more shards in front of your home, the luckier you are (unless you are the one who has to sweep). Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other. There is a sentence that once a man threw a cup at his friend’s house, the cup didn’t break but his window did instead!