Happy New Year

15 New Year's traditions from around the world

Drinking ashes, dressing as bears and taking suitcases for a walk are among the unusual New Year’s traditions from across the globe.

The research team at NetVoucherCodes.co.uk have revealed the interesting and bizarre customs to welcome in the new year. Here are some of the more unusual ways people celebrate in other countries.

In Romania, some farmers welcome in the New Year by talking to their animals to bring good luck.  Others celebrate by getting into dancing bear costumes - tradition dictates bears can protect and heal people against evil spirits.

1. Romania

In Romania, some farmers welcome in the New Year by talking to their animals to bring good luck. Others celebrate by getting into dancing bear costumes - tradition dictates bears can protect and heal people against evil spirits.
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An onion is traditionally hung above the front door on New Years Eve as a symbol of rebirth. In the morning parents wake their children by tapping them on the head with the onion.

2. Greece

An onion is traditionally hung above the front door on New Years Eve as a symbol of rebirth. In the morning parents wake their children by tapping them on the head with the onion.
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Many Salvadorans will crack an egg into a glass on the 31st of December and leave it on a windowsill overnight. The shape it has formed by the morning will predict the households fortune.

3. El Salvador

Many Salvadorans will crack an egg into a glass on the 31st of December and leave it on a windowsill overnight. The shape it has formed by the morning will predict the households fortune.
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Families traditionally like to mark the beginning of a new year by throwing unwanted furniture and other household items out of the window, representing out with the old and in with the new.

4. South Africa

Families traditionally like to mark the beginning of a new year by throwing unwanted furniture and other household items out of the window, representing out with the old and in with the new.
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