Strangest and funniest New Year’s Eve traditions from around the world

Strangest and funniest New Year’s Eve traditions from around the world

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Posted January 1, 1970

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Drinking champagne (or your favorite libation), throwing confetti or blowing loud horns is not the only way to ring in the New Year.  Followers of the social networking site Badoo have also identified some “interesting” New Year’s Eve traditions celebrated by other cultures around the world.  What do you think?  Have you ever tried any of these?    1. Spending the night in a cemetery in the company of dead loved ones (Talca, Chile) 2. Attempting to hear animals speaking, in the hopes of finding true happiness (Romania) 3. Striking the walls with bread to ward off evil spirits (Ireland) 4. Throwing furniture out the window (Johannesburg, South Africa) 5. Jumping into a frozen lake while carrying a tree trunk (Siberia, Russia) 6. Wearing red underwear, a symbol of good luck (Spain, Italy and Mexico)  

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