Weird Ways the World Celebrates New Year

12 Grapes in Spain

If you’re celebrating the last day of the year in Spain, be ready to stuff yourself with 12 grapes at midnight. A wish goes along with each grape. One grape needs to be eaten at each chime of the clock at midnight.

Great Balls of Fire in Scotland

People parade through the streets of Stonehaven, Scotland while swinging balls of fire around. The roots of this tradition date back to the Vikings.

Scarlet Undies in Turkey

Wearing red underwear dates back to the Middle Ages, or so they say. The colour red was originally frowned upon because it was associated with evil but on New Year’s Eve they bring good luck. In Turkey, street stalls are filled...

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