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13 Strangest New Year Traditions Around The World

There are various traditions blossoming around the world around the New Year's first day. People are trying to follow their ways in the best possible manner they can. 

Some are so strange that you will be amazed on a guarantee. 

Here is the complete list of old traditions around the world.

13 Strangest New Year Traditions Around The World

13 Strangest New Year Traditions Around The World

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1. Effigy burning, Panama

1. Effigy burning, Panama

Effigies of anyone and everyone famous are burned as a way to start the new year with good luck.

2. First-Footing, Scotland

2. First-Footing, Scotland

The first person to cross the threshold of a home in the new year should carry a gift for good luck.

3. India

3. India

In India, we believe if we do something on the very first day of new year, we will continue to that activity throughout that year.

4. Furniture disposal, South Africa

4. Furniture disposal, South Africa

In some parts of Africa, they throw a chair out of their houses.

5. Animal whispering, Romania

5. Animal whispering, Romania

They try to communicate with their cows, and if they succeed, it points towards bad luck for the whole year.

6. Cemetery sleepover, Chile

6. Cemetery sleepover, Chile

Families spend their nights in the company of their deceased ones by sleeping at the cemetery.

7. Talc smearing, Thailand

7. Talc smearing, Thailand

Besides throwing a bucket full of water, they smear gray talc.

8. Great balls of fire, Scotland

8. Great balls of fire, Scotland

They have a custom of parading through the street's of New Year's Eve while swinging blazing balls of fire around, although its roots trace back to Vikings.

9. High jump, Denmark.

9. High jump, Denmark.

They climb on top of chairs and jump into the new year to bring good luck.

10. 108 Rings, Japan

10. 108 Rings, Japan

In Japan, they ring all of their bells 108 times in alignment. This will bring the good luck.

11. Underwater tree planting, Siberia.

11. Underwater tree planting, Siberia.

A custom of cutting a hole in the ice covering Lake and diving in while carrying a tree.

12. Red underwear, Turkey

12. Red underwear, Turkey

What's the better way to surprise your loved one? Even at streets, red lingeries appear over the complete festive period and sell out fast.

13. Colored underwears, South Africa

13. Colored underwears, South Africa

The color of underwear determine's your fate, red means you will find love, gold means wealth, and white signifies peace.

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