25 Strangest New Year’s Traditions From Around The World

When it comes to New Year celebration, people have some of the strangest New Year’s traditions. Some people throw bread, others burn scarecrows, and still others fist fight for good luck. These are the 25 strangest New Year’s traditions from around the world.

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Don't Forget The Cows (Belgium)

Don't Forget The Cows (Belgium)

In Belgium they take their livestock seriously. At least seriously enough that the farmers wish their cows a happy new year!


Sweet Coins (Bolivia)

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In Bolivia coins are baked into sweets and whoever finds the coins has good luck for the next year.


Pancakes (France)

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The french like to keep things simple and delicious. Every new year they consume a stack of pancakes.


Suitcases (Colombia)

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In Colombia they carry their suitcases around with them all day in hopes of having a travel filled year.


High Jump (Denmark)

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In Denmark people climb on top of chairs and literally “jump” into the New Year to bring good luck.

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