8 Countries with Strangest New Year Customs. You Won’t Believe What They Do
The world can be a weird place as well as an exciting place. With over 180 countries, read the weirdest and strangest New Year rituals from all over the world. However, one thing that is common to all the countries is party and fun on New Year eve. Read about the strangest and weirdest trends from countries spread across all the 6 continents.
Bangalore is one of the best places when it comes to parties and celebration in New Year. New Year parties in Bangalore are one of its kinds. With more and more folks following the western trend of partying in the New Year eve, if you are a westerner you will definitely not miss your country if you happen to stay in India. If you are an Indian who wants a glimpse of New Year parties all around the world, New Year parties in Bangalore should be the one you should be looking at. To choose from a list of New Year parties in Bangalore you should check this out.
Turkey is a country that lays half in Asia and the other half in Europe. It is the place where you can get the fusion of Middle Eastern Asia and Europe. The beautiful country has a weird New Year tradition. Turkish women wear Red lingerie underneath their clothes as they believe it brings them good luck. So if you are in Turkey this New Year season and see the markets flooded with red lingerie don’t be surprised.
When it comes to antiquity can be the best place to look for. Like everywhere else around the world, New Year eve is celebrated in Greece with feast party, dance and exquisite wines. There is a tradition in Greece, called ‘New Year Baby’. In this, a small baby symbolizing the year to come is dressed up in a sash, diaper, and a top hat. Baby is also placed in a basket and denoted as Dionysius, the Greek God of wine, who is traditionally believed to had reborn as the spirit of fertility on the date of New Year.
Romania is an eastern European country which was a part of USSR. Therefore Russian influence can be seen in its culture and New Year celebrations are no different. As a part of celebrations, local people showcase their tradition by performing their customary dance on traditional music with bear costumes. There is a strange ritual in Romania to wear colorful amusing masks. If you want to have similar experiences with added fun do check out the masquerade New Year eve party in Bangalore.
Canada is a beautiful country with celebration, music, and food on New Year eve. There is a tradition in Canada where a young dark haired male is expected to arrive in the house with the arrival of New Year and this is considered as a symbol of good luck.
Ecuador and Colombia have this strange ritual to roam the streets with empty luggage. They do this to ward off evil spirits and ensure good luck in the upcoming New Year.
Brazil is famous for its parties and carnivals. New Year celebrations are no less. The Brazilians celebrate New Year with the same zeal and enthusiasm. There are traditions associated with New Year in Brazil as well and they eat grapes and keep their seeds in their pockets. This is believed to bring money and fortune in the New Year. Another popular thing associated with Brazil is its cultural dance form Samba. New Year eve is celebrated by dancing and merry making. If you are in Bangalore and want to experience Brazilian way of New Year celebration check this out.
Panama is a country that connects North and South America. Apart from suave New Year parties’ people of Peru has this strange tradition of burning the effigies of politicians and celebrities. This is done to ward off evil spirits.
by Ragini Arora
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