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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Frozen Trunks (Siberia)

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Just as you might expect, in Siberia they jump into frozen lakes carrying tree trunks.

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Metal Casters (Finland)

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In Finland people predict the coming year by casting molten tin into a bucket of water and interpreting the resulting shape.

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Effigy Burning (Panama)

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In Panama, the New Year’s tradition for good luck is burning effigies of everyone and anyone famous.

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First-Footing (Scotland)

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

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Eating For Abundance (Estonia)

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In Estonia is all about eating the New Year’s traditions food. People eat seven times on new years day to ensure abundance in the new year.

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