11 New Year’s Eve Traditions From Around the World


Religious Japanese have a tradition similar to American Halloween for New Year’s Eve. Participants dress up in the costume of the New Year’s zodiac animal, and then go to the local temple fully dressed up. If costumes aren’t your thing, you can check out the “Red and White Sound Battle” for New Year’s Eve sing-offs, where white (men) teams battle red (women) teams, with the winner based on an audience vote.

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