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8 New Year’s Traditions From Around the World


Learning about all the wonderful New Year’s traditions around the world will make you rethink how you celebrate at home. Do you ring in the new year with a kiss at midnight, or stay up late to watch your town’s fireworks display? Maybe you prefer to stay inside where it’s warm and watch the Times Squre ball drop with your family. We’re guessing your family even has a tradition or two of its own!

All around the world, countries celebrate the new year just like us — but in totally different ways. Whether it’s the Danes who enjoy smashing plates on each other’s doors, or the Spanish who guzzle 12 grapes as soon as the clock strikes midnight, each section of the globe has its own special way of doing things. 

Keep scrolling to learn more about some of the most interesting and unique New Year’s traditions from around the world.

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