New Year's Traditions , From Around the World.
Ecuadorians burn away
past bad luck and scare away
future bad luck by burning a paper-
stuffed scarecrow outside of their homes.
For each of the final 12 seconds of the year,
reveling Spaniards will gobble down one grape
for good luck in every month of the new year.
Danes ring in the New Year by breaking old dishes on the doorsteps of friends and family.
Chileans include their
lost loved ones in their New Year's
celebrations by visiting cemeteries
and setting up chairs next to their graves.
New Year's in Greece looks more like Christmas
in other parts of the world, complete with the
Greek Santa Claus, gifts exchange and caroling.
Central and South America.
The color of a person's New Year's underwear
in this region of the world is thought to increase
fortune or even bring more love and happiness
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13 December marks the celebration of Santa Lucia Day in Denmark – a Christian tradition that commemorates a 3rd century martyr and a popular festival of light that helps people get through the long winter days
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