24 Weird New Year’s Traditions From Around The World… I’m Moving To Estonia.
One of the greatest things about living on planet earth is the fact that so much diversity exists. We are a world full of various cultures and customs that are each unique and quirky in their own way. We have different fashion trends, forms of entertainment, foods, and anything else you can think of that goes into creating a culture.
We even have different holidays. And although it's rare for one holiday to be celebrated by everyone, it seems bringing in a new year is universally significant.
Living in America, most of us only know one tradition: counting down to midnight and kissing the lucky person next to you. Well just like us, people around the world also have their own special New Year's traditions.
#1. Japan: Ring all bells you're in possession of 108 times.
This is connected to the Buddhist belief that cleanness will be granted.
#2. France: Eat a fat stack of pancakes.
Sounds like a tradition I want to be a part of.
#3. Turkey: Wear red underwear for good luck for the coming year.
#4. Venice: Citizens all gather in St. Mark's Swuare and have a mass kiss-in.
#5. Siberia: Cut a hole in a frozen lake and dive in while holding a tree trunk (underwater tree planting).
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