New Years traditions 'round the world!

Liz Kotalik

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New Years traditions 'round the world!

CREATED Dec. 31, 2013

TUCSON (KGUN9-TV) - Resolutions and other customs that we may hold here in the United States are pretty tame and sane compared to some we found in other parts of the world, while others were pretty cool!

In Denmark, family and friends go to the houses of their loved ones and throw dishes at their door.

In the morning, those who collected the most dishes will have the most luck in the coming year, because they have so many people who love them.
 
In Spain, eating 12 grapes at midnight is supposed to bring you 12 months of happiness.
So at the stroke of midnight, the Spanish are ready to eat their way to happiness!
 
The English comedy sketch "Dinner for One" is a revered New Year's Eve tradition in Germany!
 
The 11-minute-long English skit is reputed to be the most frequently repeated TV program ever!
 
Oddly enough, it is relatively unheard of in the U.S.
 
In Greece, the first person to come through your door on New Years is thought to bring you good luck!
 
The first person of the new year is also supposed to enter the house with their right foot to, you know, start the new year off right!

 

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