How to Have the Best New Year’s Any Where in the World
Water throwing in Puerto Rico
In order to cleanse the home and drive away evil spirits, Puerto Rican tradition states that you should throw water out of your window onto the street and sprinkle sugar around your house to prepare for the coming year.
Donut eating in Germany
Berliner pfannkuchen are a popular treat at Silvester (German New Year’s). These delicious little donuts are usually filled with chocolate or jelly, but if you pick the wrong pfannkuchen, you might find it’s filled with mustard or onions, which are said to bring bad luck.
Red underwear in Turkey
If you’re spending the holidays in Turkey, don’t be surprised if you receive a pair of red underwear as a gift. It’s widely believed that wearing red underwear at midnight on Dec. 31st will bring good luck in the next year.
Wishing Spheres in Singapore
Each year thousands of people flock to Marina Bay in Singapore to watch an incredible fireworks display and to write their wishes on floating spheres. Later the spheres are released into the water in the hopes that the wishes will come true in the New Year.
Pork eating in Hungary
New Year’s Eve is otherwise known as Szilveszter in Hungary and to celebrate, the locals indulge in a dinner of roast pork for good luck. The pork fat is said to represent wealth and prosperity for the year ahead.