How to Have the Best New Year’s Any Where in the World

Casting tin in Finland

In Finnish tradition, it’s common to cast tin in order to predict what the next year has in store. Small tin toys are given as gifts then melted down and cast in cold water. The shape of your cast tin will tell you if you’re to have good luck, wealth, or health in the year to come.

First footing in Scotland

Another Hogmanay tradition still practiced in some parts of Scotland is “first footing.” Ideally a tall, dark haired man must cross the threshold of the house at midnight while bearing gifts in order to welcome in the New Year.

Champagne wishes in Russia

In Russia, they don’t just drink champagne. There tradition dictates that you write a wish on a piece of paper, burn the wish in the flame of a candle, and then drink the ashes in a glass of champagne to make the wish come true.

Coin sweeping in Mexico

In Mexico and other parts of South America, there’s a tradition where your sprinkle 12 coins on your doorstep and then sweep them into the house to bring prosperity for the New Year.

Junkanooing in the Bahamas

New Year’s also happens to coincide with the National Festival of the Bahamas known as “Junkanoo.” Every year on New Year’s Day, people take to the streets to celebrate with music, dance, and colorful costumes.

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Travel Destinations to Consider in 2019

Whether you’re looking to escape the cold winter weather or boiling summer heat or experience a different culture, there are endless potential travel destinations for you to choose from. But making the right decision may be challenging. Here are some of the top destinations throughout the world that you may want to consider visiting during 2019.

The Best Canadian Hockey Towns

Canada and hockey go together like peanut butter and chocolate. If you didn’t know that, you either don’t watch hockey or you’ve never been to Canada in the wintertime. Just like any sport, hockey has its hotbeds. Coincidentally, each and every one of the cities and towns mentioned in this article claims superiority. Mind you, in entirely different ways. Some cling to a long and storied history. Others flash around their laundry list of NHL alumni, current Hall of Famers, and future Hall of Famers. Today, we’ll take a look at the best of the best. Lace ‘em up, tape up your stick, and put the foil on. These are the best hockey towns in the Great White North.

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